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Incredible Aerial View of Washington, D.C. in 1918
Check out this incredible aerial view of Washington, D.C. from 1918. Click on the image for a larger version to see some amazing details!
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Incredible 1880 Statistical Maps of Washington
This series of maps shows property values, pavement times, public schools, railroads, street sweeping schedules and more. Don't miss these incredible maps showing 1880s life in Washington.
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What Could Have Been: Howard University's Proposed Extension of Vermont Ave. in 1919
Take a look at what could have been! Howard University proposed extending Vermont Ave. from Florida Ave. to Georgia Ave. back in 1919. See the maps, read the letter of rejection, and check out the intersection today on Google Maps.
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1880 Map of Telegraph Lines in Washington
The first overland long-distance telegraph line in the United States was between Baltimore and Washington in 1843. This map shows all telegraph lines in Washington in 1880.
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Exploring the Atlas District: A 1921 Map of Officer Sprinkle's Neighborhood
Explore the Atlas District of Washington, DC in 1921 with this map of Officer Sprinkle's neighborhood. Requested by GoDCer Vaughn. Enjoy!
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23 Detailed Maps of Washington, D.C. in 1874
These are old maps of Washington in 1874. They're amazingly detailed and are a "manual for business men."
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1963 Map of D.C. Public Housing
This fascinating old map from 1963 shows all the public housing developments in Washington, DC.
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Sixteenth Street Heights Map in 1910
This old map shows Sixteenth Street Heights real estate plots laid out in 1910.
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1915 Map of Racially Segregated D.C. Schools
This 1915 map shows the segregated schools of Washington. Integration wouldn't begin until 1954.
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Exploring the Development of Chevy Chase in 1907
Take a journey back in time to the development of Chevy Chase in 1907! We'll look at a historical map and explore the area on Google Maps to see what has changed!
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A Fascinating Look at Georgetown in 1830: An Old Map and its Street Name Changes
Take a peek into the past with this old map of Georgetown from 1830. You'll notice the street names have since changed - Wisconsin Ave. was High St. and M St. was Bridge St. - and see the east-west numbered streets. Source: Library of Congress.
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The Forgotten History of Camp Leach – America’s First Military Chemical Weapons Facility
Discover the forgotten history of Camp Leach, America's first military chemical weapons facility located on the grounds of today's American University in upper northwest D.C. Nearly 100,000 employees worked here during World War I. Find out more about this historic site.
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Map of Everywhere George Washington Traveled
This is one of the more fascinating maps we have come across. It shows every single location George Washington visited during his life, all up and down the east coast. From Savannah in the south to Kittery, Maine in the north. The map below was done by the National Geographic Magazine in honor of the first president's 200th birthday.
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1847 Map of Washington
An incredible map of Washington well before the Civil War. Lovely details for you to study.
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1892 Map of Smallpox, Cholera, and Measles Deaths
What is a zymotic disease? This is a map of deaths due to this disease in 1892. Find out what that means.
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1888 Map of Lung Disease Death
What a sad map of the District. This shows the deaths in Washington from lung disease in 1888.
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A Historical Look at the Early 20th Century Developments of Mass Ave. Heights and Mass Ave. Park
Explore the history of Mass Ave. Heights & Park, two early 20th century developments near Rock Creek Park and Observatory Circle. Learn about their current status as the Woodland-Normanstone neighborhood of lovely giant homes.
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Explore Washington in 1951 with this Amazing Historical Map from the U.S. Geological Survey
Take a step back in time and explore Washington in 1951 with this historical topographic map from the U.S. Geological Survey. Check it out today!
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1890s Map of Diarrhea Deaths in Washington
An 1890s map of Washington, DC and deaths related to diarrhea, heavily concentrated in Swampoodle and Murder Bay.
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Adams Morgan: How This Uptown DC Neighborhood Got Its Name
Adams Morgan didn't exist in 1888. Read this story to learn the history of how it came to be known as Adams Morgan. We also have a great map showing Adams Morgan when it was very rural.
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Where Can You Have an Embassy in Washington, D.C.?
You can't build an embassy anywhere in D.C. Check out this map from 1987 showing where it's okay to have your diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C.
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Exploring the Evolution of Petworth Through Maps
Take a look back in time! We'll explore the development of Petworth and its surrounding areas over the decades through a series of maps. See how this DC neighborhood changed from 1903 to 1919.
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A Look at Washington, DC in 1898 Through a Historic Rand McNally Map
Take a look back in time to 1898 with this historic Rand McNally map of Washington, DC. Get a glimpse of the city as it was over 100 years ago.
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1889 Cleveland Park Real Estate Ad
At the time, Grover Cleveland lived north of the city in a lovely old estate called Oak Hill. Eventually, the neighborhood that grew up around his home was named for him: "Cleveland Park".
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Gave the Room a Sneak Peek: 1903 Map of the Area Around Today's World Bank
Thanks for the great opportunity to speak at the World Bank today. Check out the 1903 map of the area around today's World Bank that I gave the room a sneak peek of and am posting for all others now!
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A Fascinating Map of D.C. Showing Where You Could and Could Not Park in 1922
Take a look at this fascinating map of Washington, D.C. from 1922, showing where you could and could not park in the congested city. Click on it to zoom in on the details. Source: Library of Congress.
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A History of Tennallytown: From 1903 Map to Google Map
Take a journey through time with this fascinating post about the history of Tennallytown. From a 1903 map to a modern-day Google Map, you won't want to miss this fascinating post.
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Exploring the Past and Present of Washington, DC with Maps
Digging into the past of Washington, DC? Check out this comparison of an old 1903 Baist map of DC near the Capitol and a Google Map of the same area in 2017. See how much things have changed!
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Exploring the Past: An Old Map of Chevy Chase
Explore the past and take a look at this old 1913 map of Chevy Chase, DC. Discover the history of this iconic Washington, DC neighborhood with this beautiful vintage map.
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An Alternate View of Meridian Hill in 1867
Discover an alternate view of Meridian Hill in 1867 with our new blog post from Ghosts of DC. See what streets have changed and which have stayed the same. Click to explore the map!
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