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Condemnation and Demolition of Buildings


Scope and Content

From the Collection:

While the collection consists of images from nearly a century, the bulk of the photographs range from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s. Images document the people, activities, and sites that make up a part of the National Capital Parks. Highlights include houses that were demolished to make way for the C&O Canal Park, Work being performed by Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration personnel, World War II defense installations, Carter Barron Amphitheater, and flood and natural damage to park sites.


  • Creation: 1863
  • Creation: 1900
  • Creation: 1921 - 1961



From the Collection: 10.25 Linear feet (19 letter document storage boxes, 1 Flat Box, 1 3" letter document storage box, and 1 index card box.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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Washington DC 20001