August 13, 2013

1903 Baist real estate atlas of Palisades

1903 Map of Palisades and Surrounding Area

We haven’t posted a good old map in a while, so here is one from 1903, showing the Palisades. Source: Library of Congress And here is the map of the area today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?t=m&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.935561,-77.109561&spn=0.0114,0.021479&z=16&output=embed]

diagram of proposed park of 2,500 acres

1886 Plan for Great Park in Arlington

Six years before Rock Creek Park came to be and about 20 years after the Civil War, there was talk of a great park for Washington to be made from lands in Arlington, combined with the reclaimed flats on the...

Daybreak over Washington, D.C.

1930s Postcards: Daybreak Over Washington, D.C.

We found a bunch of great postcards in the Boston Public Library’s Flickr photostream and here is one of our favorites. Source: Flick user Boston Public Library Here is another great one, showing the Washington Monument. Source: Flickr user Boston...