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Washington, D.C. Scott Circle

Photo of Scott Circle in 1943

This is a terrific old photo of Scott Circle at night in April of 1943. Check out this great post showing the circle in the 1950s, and this one which is an aerial view of Scott Circle. Source: Library of Congress Also, Alexander Graham Bell drew his own map of the circle and we posted […]

Scott Circle

Aerial View of Scott Circle

What a cool old photo of Scott Circle. I’m not sure when this is from, but we dug it up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

This is Bell’s hand-drawn map of downtown Washington, D.C., centered on Scott Circle. Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Avenues are all clearly visible on the map—as well as 15th through 19th Streets. At the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and 15th Streets, Bell indicated the location of his Washington, D.C., residence by scrawling “A.G. Bell.” The National Geographic Society headquarters on M Street between 16th and 17th Streets would be located on the far left side of this map.

Alexander Graham Bell’s Hand-Drawn Map of Scott Circle

How cool is this?! It’s a hand-drawn map of Washington, centered on Scott Circle. The map is oriented with west at the top, and you’ll see Dupont Circle at the top right. Source: National Geographic The fine people over at National Geographic shared this with us in conjunction with a great play they are hosting […]

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