Hopkins Map 39 Washington Dc 1887: All Georgetown
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Hopkins Map 39 Washington Dc 1887: All Georgetown :
This sale: Page (Map) No. 39: Georgetown
A Full Size, High Quality Poster Print, Scanned Full Size from the Original !
Griffith M. Hopkins Map
A Complete Set of Surveys and Plats of Properties in the City of
Washington, District of Columbia
Compiled and Drawn From Official Records and Actual Survey's
Published by the Author and Proprietor G.M. Hopkins, C.E.
320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia,
Engraved by Walter S. MacCormac 1887
I'm selling full size, high quality, color prints produced from full size scans of my individual and original 1887 GM Hopkins Maps, with 44 maps in all that cover each and every corner of the present day boundaries of Washington, DC. These are high quality PRINTS of the original hand colored maps that were the first finely detailed maps produced of the city.
They show many, many buildings long gone, many lot and house owner names from 1887, building addresses, lot sizes and back buildings (carriage houses, fuel sheds, etc), and even many wood frame houses on lots now occupied by Victorian townhouses.
You've no doubt used the tiny, black and white, microfilmed versions with their many flaws, scratch lines, and small print outs, but now you can own a full size copy of the original that is ready to frame! These maps always bring lots of attention when and wherever I lecture in Washington on house history, and would be especially nice framed on your wall if your house falls on one of the many delineated city squares and blocks. I sold my duplicate original maps on in March of 2007 that brought as much as $780 per map, but now you can afford to own a high quality print of each of the 44 maps that documented the city of Washington in 1887!
SIZE: Each of the original map pages was an impressive two feet, seven and-one-half inches wide byone foot, ten-and-a-half inches tall (31.5 inches by 22.5 inches). They were scanned at 400 dpi at full size to produce a print the same size as the original.
These poster size copies are slightly larger, about an inch
on each side, to provide an outside area for matting and to compensate for any
missing or split edges from the original.
Each poster measures an impressive 2 feet, eight and one-half inches
wide byone foot, eleven and one-half inches tall
(32.5 inches by 23.5 inches). The prints are full color, printed on matte, semi gloss finish, on heavy poster cardboard paper. These prints look better than the originals!
This sale: Page (Map) No. 39: Georgetown
Map 39 Bordered
By: Rock Creek on the East, 37th Street
on the west, Potomac River on the south to R Street on the north (with
additional Wisconsin Avenue extension), NW
Particular Map 39 Inclusions of Note (1887): If your interested in Georgetown maps, this is the key map for you. It includes the vast majority of Georgetown, save the southeast corner that is included in our sale for map #38 (east of 31st, south of O Streets). These two maps cover the entire Georgetown area as depicted in 1887. This map includes many interesting Georgetown buildings and houses, many of which are long gone; including most of the waterfront, that was then populated with mills, boathouses, bottling plants, etc. Map shows the aqueduct bridge (Key Bridge today), mansion such as Tudor Place, burying grounds, Oak Hill Cemetery, and even a jump across the Rock Creek to include Lyons Mill. Many old wooden homes now replaced with brick townhouses; find out if your lot had a pre-existing structure! This map also includes an extension up Wisconsin Avenue from R Street to approximately Calvert Street, with homes, the Industrial School, and the Catholic cemetery all delineated; includes a portion of Burleith, then named and subdivided into vacant lots.
Map also has the old and Street names used before the numerical system was in place, O Street was the old Beall Street, for example). Lots and lots of owners names printed on houses and lots, many of which are now further covered or filled in with many more rowhouses.
Included Map 39 Squares (or old Blocks): (read from upper right to upper left in rows) This map includes the old Georgetown block numbers; ask us to find if your house or interest is included in this map!
Note that these are the old Georgetown block numbers, later changed to difference Square numbers used today. Please ask if you need to learn your old block number, or if your included on this map.
Not sure of your Square Number? Go to
and put in your house number and street name in the yellow boxes!
Included Map 39 Streets (1887 names):Map also has a combination of old and new Street names for easy identification of your street. Generally, the map includes all streets from 25th Street to 31st Street, K Street (than at the waterfront) all the way to R Street on the north; with the extension map of Burleith including U, W, Madison Streets between 32nd and 40th Streets, and large, undivided blocks stretching up Wisconsin Avenue to approx. Calvert Street.
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Map Pictures: I've included five pictures taken from the original map that are large enough here to view details. The matte finish of the completed print reflects a bit from my flash, and thus is difficult to photograph close enough to show details; Map #9 has pictures of a typical print if your interested to see how they appear on the over sized photographic paper; the posters are better in many ways than the original; clean and bright! I also have a scan of a typical map key (positioned on every map/page in a different place) as well.
Map Key: I've included a detailed scan of the Hopkins Map Key, which appears on each and every page of the Hopkins Maps (in difference places), along with a north arrow. It conveys the key to such features as road type (paved, cobblestone, wood, etc), type of building construction (brick, stone, or wood), and sewer lines, horse fountains, lamp boxes, PO boxes, and even ground springs, most of which are covered today. This map could explain all that ground water in your back yard!
Not interested in this particular Map? Your print is now available!
I've listing a total of 44 different prints that cover the entire present day city of Washington, DC. To assist you in narrowing down your map number, a brief description of each of the 44 map borders appear below, with a more detailed description of each map far below. Search this page with your Square number or street name. You can also generally use the following to begin to narrow down your search, or email us and we will gladly let you know what map number your house appears on. (note some of the suburbs such as Takoma Park are produced as insets on some inner city maps):
NW south of Florida Avenue: Maps 1 & 2 (Foggy Bottom), 3 & 4 (Dupont Circle), 5, 6 & 7 (Downtown and West End)
8, 9 & 10 (Greater U Street, Logan Circle), 11, 12 & 13 (Thomas Circle & Downtown)
15, 16, 17, & 18 (Shaw), 19, 24, 25, 26
Georgetown: Maps 38 & 39
NW Washington Close to Florida Avenue: Maps 40 (Kalorama, Meridian Hill) , 41 (LeDroit Park) 42 (Columbia Heights)
NW Suburban Washington: Map 43 (North Capitol Street to Potomac River, Chevy Chase DC, Conn Ave, Tennalytown, Brightwood, etc)
NE Washington south of Florida Avenue: Maps 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 35 (All NE Capitol Hill), and 41
NE Washington north of Florida Avenue: Map 43 (Eckington, Bloomingdale, Brookland), and 44 (NE DC, East of the River)
SE Washington : 23, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41 (Anacostia), and 44.
SW Washington: 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 44 (Far SE)
We will also entertain offers for a complete set of all 44 prints at a discount price! Email us an inquiry!
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What map number shows your house? We are happy to research and determine which map your house would be on! Note that for areas outside the original boundaries of Washington, DC
(Florida Avenue today), including Georgetown, these maps had the old block
numbers of your particular subdivision or community. Pay attention to what side of the street your
house may by on; maps are bordered by only one side of the street in most
cases. Email us, and I'll determine which map your house or building (or future site) would be on.
Not sure of your Square Number? Go to
and put in your house number and street name in the yellow boxes!On Aug-29-07 at 07:17:50 PDT, seller added the following information: