1907 Map of Area Around Cathedral

Here’s a really great old map of the area surrounding the National Cathedral. Check out how the land was owned by the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation.

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1907 map
1907 map

Also, notice the land owned by Francis Newlands. He was a U.S. Representative from Nevada and eventually Senator. He was also a partner in the Chevy Chase Land Company responsible for developing the eponymous neighborhood in upper northwest D.C.

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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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