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Cornerspotted: Welcome to Thomas Circle

[Original photo courtesy of Flickr user rockcreek]

Once again, a reader that likes us on Facebook (Like us! Really, really like us!) was the correct guesser for this week's Cornerspotter. In 1870 when this photo was taken, the statue of General George Henry Thomas had not yet been erected in the middle of Thomas Circle. That monument came nine years later. Also, the circle had far more leafy plant life in the late 19th century than it does right now but the presence of the still unfinished Luther Place Memorial Church (which was much taller a mere four years later) might have helped to provide the necessary context. Either that or it's well known that Thomas Circle received some much-needed rehabilitation in 2006.
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Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005