The photo above is of an unidentified industrial area of Arlington flooded by the Potomac River.
If you look carefully, you can see the Washington Monument in the distance. The photograph is dated from the mid-20th century, and the Virginia Room is looking for more information about this photograph.
We have an answer! Alert readers emailed the Virginia Room to let us know that this area is in fact Georgetown, near the Key Bridge. The silos belong to the Washington Flour Company. Thank you for your help!
What About You?
Do you know anything about this area of Arlington? Do you remember the Potomac flooding? What about other floods in Arlington? Please let us know!
This is not Arlington, this is Georgetown. I am sure it was taken from Key Bridge, before the Whitehurst Freeway was built in 1949.
The Librarians says
You are correct – The silos belong to the Washington Flour Company, and were located in Georgetown. Here's another photo of the Washington Flour Company, not from our collection. Thanks to everyone who emailed with more info!