Daily Archives: Jan 22, 2013

Why Is It Named Georgia Avenue?

Georgia Ave. street sign

Okay, it’s not a huge mystery why some of our major streets are named after states in the Union. This was part of the grand plan of L’Enfant, to have grand boulevards at diagonals, all across our city. What you …

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1935 Map of Juvenile Delinquents in Washington

1935 map of D.C. juvenile delinquents

This is totally fascinating. GoDCer, and early¬†contributor, John sent along an awesome site, which is a gold mine for old maps. This is one of our early favorites. It is a map from 1935, plotting all the residences housing a …

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