Carlin Springs Subdivision Map from 1887 and 1890

Here is a map of the Carlin Springs subdivision in Alexandria, now Arlington County.

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Plat of Curtis & Burdett's subdivision of Carlin Springs, Alexandria County, Virginia : 260 ft. above sea level
Plat of Curtis & Burdett’s subdivision of Carlin Springs, Alexandria County, Virginia : 260 ft. above sea level

Source: Library of Congress

The above map shows the area south of Arlington Blvd. and east of S. Carlin Springs Rd. Check out the Google Map below.

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Here’s the same area as it looked in 1890.

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The first addition to Carlin Springs, Alexandria Co., Va. (1890)
The first addition to Carlin Springs, Alexandria Co., Va. (1890)

Source: Library of Congress

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  • walden

    So “Lubber Run” was actually “Lover’s Run” 130 years ago? Wonder what happened.

  • woodrowfan

    I believe the house in lot 16:3 is the Ball-Sellers House.