1887 Map of the District of Columbia

Late 19th century proposed map of DC

1887 Map of Washington DC and environs, with proposed areas in pink.

This 1887 map of the District of Columbia shows the surrounding streets, both existing and proposed. The extant roads are shown highlighted in yellow, and the proposed streets are signified by pink highlighting. Compare how things were and how they thought they would become with today’s map of Washington DC.