The Washington, DC of the 1980s and '90s was a dramatically different place than the Washington, DC of 2017. The population was shrinking, wealth flowed out to the suburbs, and you could buy a Northwest rowhouse for five figures.
Photographer Michael Horsley documented the era with a fascinating series of 537 photos. You can see his work on Flickr, and through March 4, 2018 in an exhibit at the Historical Society of Washington, DC. Here's a teaser.