How cool is this old map? It shows a very rural upper northwest Washington in 1892, with the area surrounding what is now Tenleytown. This map is from a U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey.

Topographic map showing lot lines, buildings, and woods.  Covers District of Columbia outside former Washington city limits (Florida Avenue).
Topographic map showing lot lines, buildings, and woods.
Covers District of Columbia outside former Washington city limits (Florida Avenue).

Source: Library of Congress

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.