1888 Map of East Capitol Street

If you live east of the Capitol, check out this map and see if you can find your house. The pink buildings are brick structures and the yellow are wood frame buildings. I’m guessing that a large number of these buildings are still standing.

1888 map of East Capitol St.
1888 map of East Capitol St.

Source: Library of Congress

 

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