Wow, check out this amazing view. We dug up this gem on the Library of Congress site. The full caption is below.

West-southwest view with Maryland Ave. SW and B Street SW (i.e., Independence Ave. SW) to the left, Maine Ave., 3rd, 4 1/2, and 6th streets SW to the center; view includes The Mall, Washington Armory, Armory Square Hospital, Smithsonian Castle, Washington Canal, Botanic Garden, Gas Works, Washington Monument, under construction, and the Potomac River.


West-southwest view with Maryland Ave. SW and B Street SW
West-southwest view with Maryland Ave. SW and B Street SW

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.
  • Tom

    There is so little to be found of southwest DC — “the Island” — and I was very glad to see this. It looks like Maryland Avenue was in the process of becoming a rail bed.