Map of Original Land Owners in Washington City

The map was done in 1874 and represents Washington as it would have looked before 1792.

This is a really cool old sketch of the original land owners for the city of Washington. Make sure you read this old post about the original land owners. The map was done in 1874 and represents Washington as it would have looked before 1792.

map of original land owners for city of Washington
map of original land owners for city of Washington

Source: Library of Congress

And, this is a good read about how John Adams traveled from Philadelphia to Washington as the first president to take up residence here.

 

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Aerial view of Pennsylvania Avenue looking west, showing Federal Triangle and the National Mall. (2006)

Why Is It Named Federal Triangle?

Do you know the origin of the name "Federal Triangle"? Did you know that at one point the area was called "Pennsylvania Avenue Triangle"?

Hollin Hall in 1938

Hollin Hall in 1938

Here’s a cool ad for Hollin Hall, the plantation on Little Hunting Creek (read about it here). Hollin Hall was a plantation deeded to Thomson

1891 Map of Street Sweeping

Now this is interesting. It’s a map from 1891 that shows the street sweeping schedule. Source: Library of Congress