Then&Now: 14th Street 1927

Not a single building in this photo remains today on this stretch of 14th street NW right near the White House. Today the block is occupied by the JW Marriott hotel leaving little in terms of street front retail. The building in the background is the Munsey Building which was demolished in the 80s.

The signs in the photo for Bassin’s Cafeteria and Lounge are just the type of creative and stylistic retail signs we loved from back then. [Photo: Rockcreek]