Incredible 1860s View of East Capitol Street

This is a terrific old photograph of East Capitol St., before a street was even there. This was from the Library of Congress, and apparently was mislabeled as Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park. This too was taken by William M. Chase.

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Bird's-eye view of the east Capitol grounds, including the Greenough statue of George Washington, and East Capitol Street taken from the dome of the U.S. Capitol.
Bird’s-eye view of the east Capitol grounds, including the Greenough statue of George Washington, and East Capitol Street taken from the dome of the U.S. Capitol.

Don’t forget to compare this with the East Capitol shot we posted the other day.

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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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  • Sheboygan Schnoid

    Horatio Greenough’s statue indeed proves that this view is of the east U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, rather than of Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park. Here is a Wikipedia link for information about that statue;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_(Greenough)