1907 Map of Kalorama, Subdivided and Unbuilt

This is a really interesting look at a neighborhood, where today, the total value of the properties hovers probably somewhere near $200 million.

This map is from 1907 and shows the area completely subdivided, with almost no buildings. Totally fascinating.

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1907 map of Kalorama
1907 map of Kalorama

Check out the Google Map today. It looks like U St. became Wyoming Ave. and T St. became California St.

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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.

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  • Andrew Reid

    What’s up with Kalorama Road not hooking up with itself? Also, vertical changes aren’t shown — nowadays Waterside Drive is at the bottom of the cliff, and Belmont Road is at the top, with a good fifty to seventy feet of vertical separation. Also, that stretch of Belmont between Kalorama Circle and Connecticut Ave. no longer exists — did it ever?