Tag: Murder Bay

Washington neighborhoods in the 1800s

Squalid Sections: Buzzard’s Roost, Ryder’s Castle, Zig-Zag Alley, and Swinghammer Alley

Buzzard's Roost, Ryder's Castle, Zig-Zag Alley, and the Barracks are all old neighborhoods which were shanties of dirt and filth. We wrote about the...
Murder Bay in 1855 (Smithsonian)

Rough-and-Tumble Lost Neighborhood of Murder Bay

The old neighborhood of Murder Bay intrigues me -- I'm sure the name itself piques your macabre interest -- and have seen a couple...

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