1888 Map of Swampoodle

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).

1888 Sanborn fire insurance map of Swampoodle

1888 Sanborn fire insurance map of Swampoodle

Here is a Google Map of the same area today.

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=38.902915,-77.005963&spn=0.008366,0.013046&t=m&z=16&output=embed]

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