Map of Proposed Vermont Ave. Extension From Florida to Georgia

Check this out. Here’s a map of something that didn’t happen. Howard University proposed extending Vermont Ave. from Florida Ave. to Georgia Ave. back in 1919.

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1919 proposal to extend Vermont Ave.
1919 proposal to extend Vermont Ave.

Source: Library of Congress

Here’s that same intersection today on Google Maps.

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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. He lives in Columbia Heights with Mrs. Ghost and Ghost Dog. On September 3rd, 2013, the second site launched as Ghosts of Baltimore.

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