LeDroit Park c. 1941
A few months ago we found this old photo at the Washingtoniana Division of the MLK Library. The photo is an aerial view looking westward on the north end of LeDroit Park. Griffith Stadium, now the site of Howard University Hospital, rests in the background; the stadium was demolished in 1965. To its right (north) is the location to which the Freedman’s Hospital moved in 1869. One will also notice that rowhouses stood on what is now the Gage-Eckington site. Looking closely between V and W Streets, one will see that the Kelly Miller public housing apartments appear to be under construction, dating this photo to around 1941.
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