A Time Lapse of Georgetown’s Development Since 1790


Using the map program that GM wrote about yesterday, GM pulled together the GIF above showing how Georgetown developed since 1790.

A caveat: This shows when buildings that are still standing were built. So it fails to capture most of the 18th century and very early 19th century buildings that once stood in Georgetown.

That said, this does demonstrate that as much as Georgetown gets a reputation for “colonial” architecture, the vast majority of buildings that are still around were built in the late 19th century, i.e. Victorian.

Nonetheless, it’s somewhat mesmerizing to watch the neighborhood swell up over the time lapse.


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