Photos of Meridian Hill ca. 1921

Meridian Hill ca 1921

Here are a few photos that I recently found that show the Meridian Hill area around 1921 (based on the other photos in the series). The photo above was taken from the park looking toward the southeast. The church just right of center is St. Augustine‘s located at 15th and V Streets, NW. The large building just south of St. Augustine’s is the Portner Flats.

Below is a photo of two women on the southeast corner of Belmont and 15th Streets from the same time.

Meridian Hill ca 1921 2

In the image above, only the second house from the left is still standing (the yellow house below). Also, the balustrade behind the women is largely gone … but I think it would be nice if it could be restored. Below is a photo of this area today.

Belmont and 15th

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One Comment on “Photos of Meridian Hill ca. 1921”

  1. marcus Says:

    I think that Meridian Hill “Park” is one of the most beautiful in DC. One comment, in 1921 the church that is pictured was the parish of St. Paul. The parishes of St. Paul and St. Augustine were combined in 1961. http://saintaugustine-dc.org/about-us/history/

    Thanks for posting these great historical photos!


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