Browse Exhibits (7 total)

Missing Highways

Profile of the mostly unbuilt Inner Loop and Interstate Highways that would have run through Washington.

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Bridge postcards 8-Front


Look at the bridges of Washington, D.C. where they cross the Potomac, Anacostia, and Rock Creek.

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Public Transit 006

Streetcar Subways

Before Metro, there could have been streetcar subways. With the DMV population rapidly expanding during WWII, planners looked at freeing up real estate on the roads by moving the streetcars underground. 

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Union Station Main Hall

Union Station

Union Station was redeveloped in 1988 to save the building and reinforce its place among the greatest transportation gateways of America.


Downtown Parking 001


A brief look at the history of parking around DC.

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Intersections 010

DC's Call Boxes

From their introduction until the 1970s, the call boxes served as a vital resource for the District’s emergency services. Their legacy continues to this day, adding cultural and historical value to the nation’s Capital.