Hains Point

aerial view of East Potomac Park

1922 Aerial View of East Potomac Park and Hains Point

Here is a cool aerial view of East Potomac Park and Hains Point. Source: Library of Congress By the way, do you know why it’s called Hains Point?
Hains Point

What Did Hains Point Look Like in the 1920s?

Source: Library of Congress And this is the same area in today’s Google Street View.
East Potomac Golf Club (East Potomac Park), Washington, D.C., aerial view from above Haines Point looking north toward the Mall (Library of Congress)

View of East Potomac Park From the Air (1935)

Here is a great old photograph of East Potomac Park and Hains Point (which we learned about yesterday). This was taken by an airplane (obviously) from the photo section of Bolling Field. You can clearly see...
intersection of Potomac and Anacostia Rivers as mapped by Peter Hains in1891

Hains Point: How Did It Get Its Name?

Hains point is named for Peter Conover Hains. That was easy. You would know that if you checked Wikipedia, so I’m not really adding any value with this post. But if you go down there and...