Then and Now: Esso Station in Shaw

sullivan-helan-essoThen: The Esso station at the northwest corner of Rhode Island Ave. and 6th Street, NW, photographed sometime in the 1920s (Library of Congress, #npcc 33542)

former Sullivan & Helan EssoNow: Most of the structure is still there, as are the houses, but the property is fenced and closed. It would be great if the property could be restored.


3 Responses to “Then and Now: Esso Station in Shaw”

  1. The building houses an operating mechanic shop.

    Do you have a link to a larger version of the LOC photo? You can tell that Rhode Island Avenue has obviously been widened since then. The sidewalk is much narrower now.

  2. you should be able to get to the larger shot by going to and clicking on the image.

  3. Aha. Thanks.

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