Map of the Southwest Waterfront in 1909

To celebrate our first birthday, here is the map of Washington’s waterfront as it stood in 1909. The transformation of this area is going to be massive when the ambitious development projects are completed.

1909 map of D.C. waterfront in southwest

1909 map of D.C. waterfront in southwest

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  • ak

    I just found this site. My grandfather was 16 in 1909 and living at 422 10th St. SW. One of his brothers drowned near the 10th Street wharves in 1905. He was eight years old. I can’t quite make out if 422 is included on this map or not.