1874 Map of Georgetown’s Old Street Names

Check out this terrific 1874 map of Georgetown with the old street names.

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1874 map of Georgetown
1874 map of Georgetown

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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  • Sandbarindc

    Very cool, but what was “The Slip” between High Street and Valley Street?

    • publius washingtoniensis

      If I had to guess, I would say it was the “back street” neighborhood where African Americans lived. All the houses along the west side of 32nd Street NW, which is where The Slip was, appear to have been built in the 1950s, leading to my surmise that a landlord demolished old rental properties where blacks lived.