Unrealized 1867 Vision for Meridian Hill

We posted a cool old property map of Columbia Heights the other day. Today, we’re showing you something that we dug up showing an alternate view of what Meridian Hill could have looked like, starting back in 1867. A few of the street names are the same, like Columbia Rd. and Crescent St. Others like Superior and Boundary became Kalorama and Florida respectively. Click on the map and see what you recognize.

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Hall and Elvans' subdivision of Meridian Hill in 1867
Hall and Elvans’ subdivision of Meridian Hill in 1867

Source: Library of Congress

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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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