Adams Morgan Map From 1888

Adams Morgan didn’t exist in 1888. Back then it was called Washington Heights as many of the other uptown destinations began their lives similarly: Cleveland Heights, Friendship Heights, Massachusetts Avenue Heights. If you’re curious to know the story about how it came to be Adams Morgan, read this story from a while back.

Plat of survey and subdivision of "Washington Heights" : by the commissioners appointed in Equity Cause No. 9912
Plat of survey and subdivision of “Washington Heights” : by the commissioners appointed in Equity Cause No. 9912 – Source: Library of Congress

Here is the same area today on Google Maps.

We also have a great map showing Adams Morgan when it was very rural, which is hard to imagine today.

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