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Cool old historical maps of Washington, D.C.

1919 map of Petworth

Maps of Petworth Development from 1903 to 1919

We love sharing these old maps of Washington. This time, we're going to share a series of maps of Petworth to show the neighborhood...
1898 Washington, DC

Lovely 1898 Map of Washington

This terrific old map of Washington by Rand McNally is from 1898. Source: Library of Congress
Cleveland Heights - 1889

1889 Cleveland Park Real Estate Ad

This cool old article from The Washington Post was published on November 3rd, 1889. At the time, Grover Cleveland live north of the city in...
1903 map of area around today's World Bank

The Area Around the World Bank in 1903

Thanks for the great opportunity to speak at the World Bank today. I gave the room a sneak peek at this map today and...
1919 proposal to extend Vermont Ave.

Map of Proposed Vermont Ave. Extension From Florida to Georgia

Check this out. Here's a map of something that didn't happen. Howard University proposed extending Vermont Ave. from Florida Ave. to Georgia Ave. back...
Parking map of the congested area of Washington, D.C. (1922)

1922 Congested Parking Map of D.C.

This is a cool old map of D.C. showing where you could and could not park in 1922. Click on it to zoom in...

Tennallytown in 1903

What ... did I spell this incorrectly? Nope, but you should checkout this post about the history of the neighborhood's name. This map shows the...

1903 Map of National Mall’s East End

Okay, it's been a really long time since we posted anything. Life gets busy when you have Ghost Toddler and a new Ghost Baby....
1913 map of Chevy Chase, DC

Amazing 1913 Map of Chevy Chase

It's been a long time since we posted anything online. Sorry about that, but having two little kids makes it extremely difficult to keep...
Hall and Elvans' subdivision of Meridian Hill in 1867

Unrealized 1867 Vision for Meridian Hill

We posted a cool old property map of Columbia Heights the other day. Today, we're showing you something that we dug up showing an...
Sherman's subdivision of Columbia Heights in 1869

Cool 1869 Property Map of Columbia Heights

This property map of Columbia Heights from 1869 shows John Sherman's subdivision with the old street names (learn about the street names here). Make...

Map of North Columbia Heights in 1885

This 1885 map shows what would become the northern part of Columbia Heights. At the time, it was still referred to as part of...

Great 1922 Aerial Mosaic of Washington, D.C.

This great photo of Washington was taken from the air in 1922. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress

1885 Map of Washington Sewers and Water Mains

These are probably not maps you initially would find interesting, but click on them for greater details. They're fascinating. Source: Library of Congress Source: Library of...

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