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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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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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