Take a look at an amazing photograph of Carver Barracks on Meridian Hill during the Civil War. In the background, you can see Columbian College (i.e., George Washington University). Learn more about this historic site from Cultural Tourism D.C.!
In 1821, an Act of Congress established a school called Columbian College on College Hill. In 1904, the school was renamed George Washington University after the Father of His Country. Read about the renaming and the school's journey to its current location in Foggy Bottom.