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Cool old historical maps of Washington, D.C.

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 alternate view of what Meridian Hill could have looked like,...
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 sure you click on it for more details because it’s...

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 Mt. Pleasant. The arrow at left points to north. Also, some...

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 Congress

1911 Map of D.C. Streets and Highways

This old map shows the highways in and around Washington in 1911. Source: Library of Congress

Amazing Aerial Mosaic of D.C. From 1918

What a cool old image of D.C. as seen from the air in 1918. Click on it for a larger version to see some incredible details. Source: Library of Congress
Street railways of the District of Columbia with proposed extensions : to accompany communication of March 20, 1912.

Streetcar System Map and Proposed Extensions in 1912

This is a map of the Washington streetcar system from 1912, definitely something that our friends at Greater Greater Washington will love. Make sure you click on this for a larger, detailed version. Source:...
1909 map of the Palisades

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...