Awesome 1887 Map of Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights

This is an incredible old map from 1887 showing today’s Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. You have to click on this for greater details.

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1887 map of Mt. Pleasant
1887 map of Mt. Pleasant

You’ll be a little confused by the old street names, so check out this old post about Columbia Heights street names before they were changed. For some reference, Whitney Ave. is Park Rd., Howard Ave. is Newton St., Sheridan St. is Monroe St., and Kenesaw St. is now Irving St.

You can also see the Columbia College Subdivision, which was where George Washington was originally located.

Source: Dig DC

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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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