I grew up in the Washington, DC area as did my parents and grandparents.
Looking for work as young adults, each of my paternal grandparents moved to Washington from central Virginia. It was in Washington that they met, got married, and started a family.
After visiting in-laws in Richmond, my grandfather sent this postcard as a thank you for a pleasant visit. The postcard portrays Thomas Circle along 14th Street in 1940. It was taken on the edge of the now re-developed part of the 14th Street corridor along Thomas Circle.
The three-story building on the right is now a hotel, but the National City Christian Church on the left and Luther Place Memorial Church in the middle still stand. The statue of General George H. Thomas, erected by the the Society of the Army of the Cumberland also stands and is encircled by snarling rush-hour traffic and office buildings.
Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s history? Check out the Logan Circle Heritage Trail.