Western Washington, D.C.


This topographic map, published in 1945 by the Department of Interior’s Geological Survey, shows the western quadrant of the city of Washington, D.C. The two long buildings near the Potomac River and adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial were built in 1918 near the end of World War I and were occupied by Navy and other armed forces personnel until President Richard M. Nixon ordered them removed in 1970.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Geological Survey


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