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.

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1909 map of D.C. waterfront in southwest
1909 map of D.C. waterfront in southwest
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.
  • 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.