Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Let's go to Jazz Land -- old photo of 14th and Girard
Spotted this cool old photo from rockcreek's Flickr page, it's a shot from about 1964 of the northwest corner of 14th and Girard, featuring a jazz club (I assume) called Jazz Land, plus a pharmacy across the street. The photo's notes say that the building with the pharmacy was looted and burned during the 1968 riots.
The corner with Jazz Land (assuming I have the right one) is now where a three story apartment building is, and the other corner is the Lofts of Columbia Heights, which always seems kind of empty, and is also home to the Dunkin Donuts. Here's the current view from Google Streetview.