Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trailer Trad Time Travel: Washington D.C.'s Center Market

I found these cool old photos of the long-gone Center Market at the National Archives Flicker page. The market was located where the National Archives is today, bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, Constitution Ave, 7th Street, and 9th Street, NW. It was designed by Adolph Cluss and was built in 1871. It was demolished in the 1920s presumably to make way for the present Archives building.

Photo credit: National Archives


Whitey said...

Do you suppose that J. Ochershausen's had Half Price Burger Night?

Trailer Trad said...


Those studs in the white shop coats would have offered a bushel of oysters, a half-gallon of Old Heurich suds, and a pickled egg all for a nickel.

Whitey said...

I got five bucks and I'm firing up the time machine!