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Cool old historical maps of Washington, D.C.

1921 Map of Petworth

Recognize any places in this map of Petworth? It’s from 1921 and shows a bit of development from the 1907 map that we posted a while back. Make sure you click on it for a detailed version. Source: Library of …

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Five Maps of Georgetown in 1903

These are amazing. Take your time studying them because there are so many incredible details in them. Click on them for larger versions. Below is one showing the waterfront. This one is pretty cool. Here’s one showing upper Georgetown and …

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Interesting 1909 Map of Observatory Circle

1909 map of Observatory Circle

Here is a cool map of the area around the current Vice President’s residence off of Mass. Ave. This is what the same area looks like today on Google Maps. [googlemaps¬†https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m10!1m8!1m3!1d6208.2439523915755!2d-77.06500087962341!3d38.92118945651096!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1404089527655]

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1887 Map of Rockville

1887 map of Rockville

Check out this 1887 map of a much smaller Rockville. This was way back when Grover Cleveland was the U.S. President, and just about two decades since the Civil War. Source: Library of Congress This is what the same area …

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