1901 Map of Washington

Here’s a map of Washington that we found from 1901. Being over 100 years old, you’ll see quite a few things missing. Teddy Roosevelt Bridge hadn’t been built, neither had the Lincoln or Jefferson memorials. Click on the map and see what else you see (or don’t see).

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Portion of "Map of the District of Columbia" No. D-287, Commission on the Improvement of the Park System, 1901
Portion of “Map of the District of Columbia” No. D-287, Commission on the Improvement of the Park System, 1901

Source: University of Texas Libraries

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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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  • Elliot Carlin

    You may want to rewrite the sentence where you accused us of being over 100 years old. 🙂