1895 Bird’s Eye View of Brookland

How cool is this? If you live in Brookland, you’re going to love it. Click on it for a larger version and then share it with your friends on Facebook.

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Brookland in 1895
Brookland in 1895

Source: Library of Congress

The map reads:

This subdivision is situated one and one-half miles north of Florida Avenue, and is the same distance from the United States Capitol as Mount Pleasant. It is five squares from South Brookland Station, on the Metropolitan Branch of the “B. & O. R. R.,” and is only a short walk from the Electric Cars.

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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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  • Shawn Adams

    I can see my house! Or at least, the plot 🙂