1930 map of Anacostia & environs before Suitland Parkway & I-295

DC Public Library, Special Collections

DC Public Library, Special Collections

This 1930 map from the collection of the Washingtoniana Division – Special Collections Department of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library shows Anacostia and surrounding environs pre-Suitland Parkway, which opened in 1944, and pre-Interstate-295, which opened in the 1950s

You might notice the train tracks that were still in use…

SOURCE:

Map of the Permanent System of Highways; District of Columbia: Prepared Under the Direction of the Engineer Commission in the Office of the Surveyor, 1930

 

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