We dug up this great old Sanborn fire insurance map of Alexandria from 1912.

1912 map of Alexandria waterfront
1912 map of Alexandria waterfront
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Take a look at the same area today on Google Maps.

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.