The Old French Embassy Building

I completely agree with the following  comment I received  about this picture included in yesterday’s post.

I love old photos and these pictures are so great to see with the buildings in the background. I hope the French Embassy building is still there.

Ford Motor Co. Ford at French Embassy, [Washington, D.C.] [between 1910 and 1926] National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Ford at French Embassy, [Washington, D.C.]
[between 1910 and 1926]
National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
 Since had no idea if the building was still there,  I decided to find out. I found the answer at the bottom of the comments under this photo on The Library of Congress’ photo stream on Flickr.

Photograph shows the French Embassy, designed by architect George Oakley Totten, Jr., now the Council for Professional Recognition at 2460 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.  [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)
Photograph shows the French Embassy, designed by architect George Oakley Totten, Jr., now the Council for Professional Recognition at 2460 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]
George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)
And here is what the building looks like today

 Council for Professional Recognition  2460 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.  via Google Maps
Council for Professional Recognition
2460 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
via Google Maps

It looks much smaller shot from this angle. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any photos of the interior.

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4 thoughts on “The Old French Embassy Building

  1. Thank you for finding out! You are right-it looks much smaller but I wonder if that is just the different angle that the picture was taken in. Glad that this building is still there

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  2. It’s probably the camera angle combined with the other properties built up around it that make the building look smaller now. It was fun following up and finding more about the first picture.

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