23 Detailed Maps of Washington, D.C. in 1874

We came across this incredible collection of old D.C. real estate plats showing small sections of Washington way back in 1874. We’re sharing them here in a single post so you can indulge yourself (and waste a fair bit of your morning) studying them. Not a lot of commentary from us at the moment because, well, the kids are demanding attention (no longer Ghost babies — there are three!).

Take a look at the great maps, add your comments on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. I’m sure there’s a lot to discuss! Oh, don’t miss the fact that these are part of a real estate directory and “a manual for business men.”

Real estate directory of the city of Washington, D.C. suburbs of Washington city, serial number 50, 1874
Real estate directory of the city of Washington, D.C. suburbs of Washington city, serial number 50, 1874
Plate 1. City and Georgetown
Plate 1. City and Georgetown
Plate 2. Cox's Addition to Georgetown
Plate 2. Cox’s Addition to Georgetown
Plate 3. Subdivisions of parts of The Widow's Mite
Plate 3. Subdivisions of parts of The Widow’s Mite
Plate 4. S. P. Brown's Suburban Subdivision called Mount Pleasant
Plate 4. S. P. Brown’s Suburban Subdivision called Mount Pleasant
Plate 5. Sherman's Subdivision
Plate 5. Sherman’s Subdivision
Plate 6. Hall and Evans's Subdivision of Meridian Hill
Plate 6. Hall and Evans’s Subdivision of Meridian Hill
Plate 7. Subdivision of the Southpart of the Columbia College Lands
Plate 7. Subdivision of the Southpart of the Columbia College Lands
Plate 8. Todd and Brown's Subdivision of parts of Pleasant Plains and Mount Pleasant
Plate 8. Todd and Brown’s Subdivision of parts of Pleasant Plains and Mount Pleasant
Plate 9. Wright Dole's Subdivision of a part of Mount Pleasant
Plate 9. Wright Dole’s Subdivision of a part of Mount Pleasant
Plate 10. Wright and Cox's, Prather's, and Haw's Subdivisions of Pleasant Plains
Plate 10. Wright and Cox’s, Prather’s, and Haw’s Subdivisions of Pleasant Plains
Plate 11. Subdivision of the Howard University Lands I
Plate 11. Subdivision of the Howard University Lands I
Plate 12. Subdivision of the Howard University Lands II
Plate 12. Subdivision of the Howard University Lands II
Plate 13. LeDroit Park
Plate 13. LeDroit Park
Plate 14. Subdivision of a part of Prospect Hill
Plate 14. Subdivision of a part of Prospect Hill
Plate 15. Keating's Subdivision of a part of Prospect Hill
Plate 15. Keating’s Subdivision of a part of Prospect Hill
Plate 16. Subdivision of Haddock's Hill called Montello 1
Plate 16. Subdivision of Haddock’s Hill called Montello 1
Plate 17. Subdivision of Haddock's Hill called Montello 2
Plate 17. Subdivision of Haddock’s Hill called Montello 2
Plate 18. Ivy City
Plate 18. Ivy City
Plate 19. Hall and Holden's Subdivision of Cottage Hill
Plate 19. Hall and Holden’s Subdivision of Cottage Hill
Plate 20. Uniontown
Plate 20. Uniontown
Plate 21. Duvall's Addition to Uniontown
Plate 21. Duvall’s Addition to Uniontown
Plate 22. Subdivision of Barry Farm 1
Plate 22. Subdivision of Barry Farm 1
Plate 23. Barry Farm 2
Plate 23. Barry Farm 2
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