1927 Map of the Old Naval Hospital

This is a great old map of the Old Naval Hospital shared by loyal GoDCer Michael. Thanks for sending! It’s extremely helpful to get great content from GoDCers when I’m up absurdly late with Ghost Baby.

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Map of Naval Hospital Washington, D.C. Showing Conditions on June 30, 1927. [includes hand-drawn "Proposed Extension of New York Avenue" and "Future Building Line"]. [map, Potomac Annex].Printed map, hand-colored with emendations. Marked "H.O. Misc. No. 7219" and "PW 2469". print 11x17 color. Navy Medicine Historical Files Collection - Facilities.   [The New York Avenue extension was never built. Instead the North side of the base was cut off by an extension of Viginia Avenue, and the South side was truncated by the Institute of Peace.]
Map of Naval Hospital Washington, D.C. Showing Conditions on June 30, 1927. [includes hand-drawn “Proposed Extension of New York Avenue” and “Future Building Line”]. [map, Potomac Annex].Printed map, hand-colored with emendations. Marked “H.O. Misc. No. 7219” and “PW 2469”. print 11×17 color. Navy Medicine Historical Files Collection – Facilities.
[The New York Avenue extension was never built. Instead the North side of the base was cut off by an extension of Viginia Avenue, and the South side was truncated by the Institute of Peace.]

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  • Don H

    This is now the home of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (the Navy Surgeon General’s Office, essentially). And looking at Google Earth, the layout of the buildings has not changed much since 1927.

  • Publius Washingtoniensis

    The map is disorienting because north is to the right and 23rd Street is at the bottom, instead of on the left. Presumably all the buildingson the left were World War I “tempos,” because no trace of them remains. Aside from the Institute of Peace, all that land is taken up by approaches to Roosevelt Bridge. Tradition has it that the campus, once the home of the Naval Hospital and Naval Observatory, is now home to a super-secret intelligence agency. It has been heavily secured for the past 40+ years. It would be nice to see the excellent city views from inside the compound, but casual visitors are not allowed.

  • suspicious_package

    I like that it includes a special place for Braddock Rock