Map of North Columbia Heights in 1885

This 1885 map shows what would become the northern part of Columbia Heights. At the time, it was still referred to as part of Mt. Pleasant. The arrow at left points to north. Also, some street names were renamed, so Howard became Newton and Sheridan became Monroe. Click on it for a larger version.

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1885 map of Columbia Heights
1885 map of Columbia Heights

Source: Library of Congress

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  • Joshua Tauberer

    And “16th Street Extension” on the map became Mt. Pleasant Street + 17th St. The modern 16th St. doesn’t appear, except at the very top where “14th St” (now Ogden St) continues north.