This week on Now and a Long Time Ago, GM heads up Wisconsin to the old Georgetown theater.
At the center of this collage is a photo of the block from 1960 (it might help to click on the photo to blow it up). At the center you can see the theater. At the time it was still an active and functioning theater. It was to remain open for another 26 years after this photo was taken.
Two doors up the street on the same side you can see an old Magruder’s grocery store, a family-owned store that used to dot the city.
In the distance you can see the old Au Pied de Cochon.
And of course, down the center of Wisconsin Ave. were the old streetcar tracks for the 30 line. Just up the block, behind the photographer, was the “pit” where the streetcar changed to overhead wires.