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What Became of a Popular 1891 Electrical Shop's Headquarters

[Photo via Flickr user rockcreek]

The fate of this Washington Construction Company location on 12th Street is actually pretty unglamorous. At the time it was notable enough to warrant a photo in the Sunday Herald and Weekly National Intelligencer since the four year old company had just moved to a larger location. Electricity was still new and the Washington Construction Company was a very popular business in terms of bringing that new technology to homes and offices. Now this Metro Center address is a parking garage in between a Guess and a Radio Shack and below a handful of offices. Unremarkable as this transformation may sound, it's still pretty fun to watch the passage of time from 1891 to 2014 happen immediately by sliding a bar. Have at it.
· The Sunday herald and weekly national intelligencer., February 22, 1891, SOUVENIR SUPPLEMENT, Page 30, Image 30 [Library of Congress]
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