Plans for the Canal in Washington D.C. (1802)


Plans and sections of the proposed continuation of the Washington Canal from Rock Creek to Little Falls of the Potomac, Washington D.C.
Plans for the Washington Canal in Washington D.C. (1802)
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Date: 1802
Author: Benjamin Latrobe
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Source: Library of Congress
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Plans for the short-lived Washington (City) Canal that was operational from 1815 - 1840; drawn by chief surveyor and architect Benjamin Latrobe

After falling into disuse, the canal served briefly as a storm-drain and sewer.

Sure looked good on paper, though.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Washington DC's history, check out the The Historical Society of Washington D.C.'s website.



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