Map of Washington Circle in 1888

Below is the Sanborn fire map for Washington Circle in 1888. It’s pretty amazing to see how many residential structures there are at the time. Not only that, but quite a few of them were frame structures (in yellow).

Sanborn fire insurance map of Washington Circle in 1888
Sanborn fire insurance map of Washington Circle in 1888
 

More from Ghosts of DC

rates of advertising for The National Republican in 1860

Price of Advertising in 1860

Do you work in the newspaper or media world? You will find this fascinating. These are the ad rates for The National Republican in 1861.

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

1906 Map of All D.C. Boundary Stones

Working under commissioners that President Washington had appointed in 1790 in accordance with the Residence Act, Major Andrew Ellicott led a team that placed these markers in 1791 and 1792.