1903 Map of Palisades and Surrounding Area

We haven’t posted a good old map in a while, so here is one from 1903, showing the Palisades.

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1903 Baist real estate atlas of Palisades
1903 Baist real estate atlas of Palisades

Source: Library of Congress

And here is the map of the area today.

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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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  • Robert Ruszczyk

    Interesting to see AU referred to “The American Methodist University.” As an alumni, I’ve never heard that name, only American U and The American U.

  • chipheartfield

    Girls Reform School?! No Ward Circle?! And a lot of street names that were later changed, perhaps when Miller started Wesley Heights and Spring Valley developments. Great map, thanks!