Historic Map - Washington, DC - 1880
This bird’s-eye view print of Washington, DC was drawn by C. R. Parsons and published by Currier & Ives in 1880. Washington DC was a growing capital city along the Potomac River in the 1880's as modern improvements continued. Streets were paved and a sewer system built. Electric lighting was installed in 1879.
Washington’s population reached 177,624 in 1880.
The illustration from above the Potomac River, looking north, shows the capitol building, government buildings, streets, railroad routes and waterfront activity.
Features references to the following locations:
North West Division.
Corcoran Art Gallery.
War, Navy & State Building.
South West Division.
The President’s Grounds.
Executive Mansion (White House).
Department of Justice.
Foundry M. E. Church.
U. S. Treasury.
14th St. Circle.
U. S. Patent Office.
U. S. Post Office.
Bureau of Engraving & Printing.
K Street Market.
City Hall Park.
B. & P. R. R. Depot.
B. & O. R. R. Depot.
South East Division.
North East Division.
U. S. Arsenal.
U. S. Marine Barracks.
East Branch of the Potomac.
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