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.

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