Great 1909 Map of the Palisades

Mrs. Ghost, Ghost Baby, and I spent a nice Saturday afternoon celebrating a birthday at a lovely home in the Palisades. The two parents of the young birthday child (and GoDCers) have a great home with the former Glen Echo Electric Railway right-of-way in their back yard. We wanted to do a little digging to see if we could find old maps of the area. Below is what we dug up from 1909.

1909 map of the Palisades
1909 map of the Palisades

Source: Library of Congress

 

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