1863 View Down Maryland Ave.

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.

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

  • Monty Washton

    I believe the brick building smack in the center of the photo is the famous bawdy house of Mary Hall. You can find out more here: http://monumentalwashington.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/famous-hookers