1921 Map of an Undeveloped Del Ray

Check out this old map of Del Ray north of Alexandria from back in 1921. It’s amazing to see how undeveloped the area was. The yellow structures are wood frame buildings and the pink ones are brick.

1921 map of Del Ray
1921 map of Del Ray

Here’s a map of the same area today.

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