. . . in Southwest Washington, D.C., 1941, by Edwin Rosskam, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Southwest is the capital’s smallest quadrant, located south of the National Mall along the Potomac River. After the Civil War, it was populated by freed Blacks to its east and Scotch, Irish, German, and Eastern European immigrants to its west. Its old neighborhoods were largely destroyed in some very questionable “urban renewal” in the 1950s.
Summer specializes in time, slows it down almost to dream…
— Jennifer Grotz, from “Late Summer“
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[…] houses, corner of N and Union Streets[,] S.W., Washington, D.C.,” between 1941 and 1942, by Louise Rosskam, via Library of Congress Prints […]