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This Was the View From Meridian Hill in 1920

[Photo courtesy of Flickr user rockcreek]

This view from Meridian Hill Park around 1920 demonstrates how much of the city's skyline has remained intact. The towers of St. Augustine Catholic Church are visible in the foreground as are many rowhouses and apartment buildings. It's even possible from this view looking southeast to see the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in the background. What's not visible from this shot showing one of D.C.'s great vistas is that the landscaping that residents associate with the park today was still ongoing. Those structures that help make the park a historic landmark wouldn't be finished for another twenty years.
· Meridian Hill Park [Wikipedia]

Meridian Hill Park

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