Street scene near 17th Street and State, War & Navy building, Washington, D.C.Pennsylvania and 17th Street, NW

Left: Street scene of Pennsylvania Avenue looking southeast toward the intersection of 17th Street, ca. 1917. Right: The same scene (but in the rain) today.

Kent Boese posts items of historic interest, primarily within the District. He’s worked in libraries since 1994, both federal and law, and currently works on K Street. He’s been an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner serving the northern Columbia Heights and Park View neighborhoods since 2011 (ANC 1A), and is a candidate for the DC Council, Ward 1. He has a MS in Design from Arizona State University with strong interests in preservation, planning, and zoning. Kent is also the force behind the blog Park View, DC.