Without quite so much new stuff to look at these days, I'm going to do some digging into the Photo Archive
, to look at the changes that have come to the neighborhood with a slightly different approach than I usually use, highlighting photos that have tended to disappear from easy view because of the way the archive works. Today it's a survey of what the selected spots looked like in April 2004
, when construction was underway at Capitol Hill Tower
and the US DOT HQ
. The Star Market at Second and L (now just called the "little red building") was standing all alone in April 2004 as digging was just beginning on the CHT site, and the profile of M Street was so very different without USDOT looming. There's also some photos from throughout Capper
, which was beginning to be emptied out but hadn't become completely boarded up yet.
Remember to click on the
beneath any photo to see all the images I've posted of that angle, both before and after these 2004 and 2005 images.