1891 Washington Property Value Map

The last property value map we posted up was immensely popular. This is another one from 11 years later.

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Maps accompanying the report of the operations of the Engineer Department of the District of Columbia : for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1891 : [Washington D.C.] / compiled by Capt. W.T. Rossell, U.S. Eng'rs ; compiled by Capt. J.L. Lusk, U.S. Eng'rs.
Maps accompanying the report of the operations of the Engineer Department of the District of Columbia : for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1891 : [Washington D.C.] / compiled by Capt. W.T. Rossell, U.S. Eng’rs ; compiled by Capt. J.L. Lusk, U.S. Eng’rs.
Source: Library of Congress

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  • sarah

    this is so cool! i live on adams, the block above what was at one point X st – blowing my mind.

  • vameer

    When did the EW streets get renamed? It is interesting that Kenesaw became Irving street and Irving Street became Euclid (in order to achieve the letter, 2 syllable, 3 syllable, trees sequence going north) How did they pull off the mass renaming without angering stakeholders?