Map of Thomas Circle in 1888

This is cool. It’s the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the area around Thomas Circle in 1888. The yellow buildings are wooden frame structures and the pink are brick buildings.

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map of Thomas Circle in 1888
map of Thomas Circle in 1888

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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.

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  • Jessica Ferrer

    What are the blue shaded buildings?