American University Campus in 1899

Drawing of American University's campus from the air by Andrew B. Graham in 1899 (Library of Congress)
Drawing of American University’s campus from the air by Andrew B. Graham in 1899 (Library of Congress)

I dug this one up in the Library of Congress archives. Look how rural the surrounding area is.

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

Check Also

Inside of lodging house and opium den in San Francisco, 1890s (Wikipedia)

Police Raid Opium Den on 10th St. NW

This is probably a headline we wouldn’t see today. We found this in The Washington Post, …

  • nals

    I absolutely love this picture, I remember seeing this in the tavern on the AU campus when I went there. This was actually a proposed layout for the campus. The quad on the right for the most part came to fruition however the quad extending to the left never came about. AU!!

  • Pingback: Hurst Hall at American University in 1918 « Ghosts of DC()