1941 Development Map of Washington

Here is a more recent map of Washington from just before World War II.

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1941 map of Washington, D.C.
1941 map of Washington, D.C.

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  • Matthew Gilmore

    Well….it’s not really a “development map” but a very hypothetical map of potential development of downtown Washington, published by National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1941. It was included in the minutes of the Commission – Minutes of the Special Committee to Consider Sites for Office Buildings. Plenty of options for future federal buildings.