Farragut Square today. Image by Ted Eytan licensed under Creative Commons.

Farragut Square, a green oasis located along Connecticut Avenue near K Street, NW, was named after Union admiral David G. Farragut. Today it's surrounded by tall buildings, but here's what it looked like 130 years ago in 1887:

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Here's another view, this one from 1910: 

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Here's what Farragut Square looks like today: 

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Early Metro system plans called for a single Farragut station, but the National Park Service didn't want WMATA to dig up the square since it would kill the historic trees. Instead, WMATA built two separate stations, one at Farragut North for the Red Line and one at Farragut West for the Blue/Orange/Silver Lines.

What other changes do you notice? 

Julie Strupp is Lead Editor at Greater Greater Washington. She's a journalist committed to building equitable communities and finding solutions. Previously she's worked for DCist,  Washingtonian, and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. You can usually find her sparring with her judo club, pedaling around the city, or kicking it with her neighbors on her Park View stoop.