Photo of Lower Georgia Avenue Area ca. 1870

Here’s another great early photograph related to our area — although a tad to the south. The image, as you can see, is from an old stereoview of Washington, D.C. The view is to the southwest of Howard University and in all likelihood was taken from Howard’s Old Main. Old Main was designed by Rochester, N.Y., architect Henry R. Searle Jr. in 1867, who also created the master plan for the university grounds. The building was replaced by Howard’s currently library building in 1940.


To help provide an orientation of the view, below I’ve provided a larger version and labeled the streets as nearly as I can figure them out.

Labeled 1870 Georgia Avenue

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One Comment on “Photo of Lower Georgia Avenue Area ca. 1870”

  1. Lisa Galiber Says:

    This is an amazing photo. Thank you for posting it!

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