Exploring the History of Swampoodle and Union Station in DC
Discover the history of Swampoodle, a rough and tumble Irish neighborhood in DC, and how it was destroyed to make way for Union Station in the early 1900s. Explore the 1888 Sanborn fire insurance map of Swampoodle with Ghosts of DC.
GoDCers love maps … and they love Swampoodle. If you’re unfamiliar with Swampoodle, it was a rough and tumble, working-class Irish neighborhood which was destroyed to make way for Union Station in the early 1900s (stay tuned for another map of the area showing the proposed rail station).