The Georgetown Waterfront Pre-Whitehurst

GM was sent the photo above from a resident. It is an aerial view of the Georgetown waterfront before the construction of the Whitehurst Freeway. It is likely from around 1940.

The photo comes from the B&O Railroad Historical Society, which would be interested in the Georgetown waterfront since the B&O used to travel right down Water St. and K St.

The photo is a stark reminder of how much different the waterfront was just a generation or two ago. (Rosslyn is similarly changed).


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  1. Greetings! I’ve been researching the Georgetown Branch of the B&O for over 20 years. I scanned these images before they were donated to the B&ORRHS. They came from a collection I assisted with and were bound in an unlabeled photo album. The prints are large – about 11×14 each. You can find the rest of the series here on my website: I am always looking for more materials; photos, maps, stories, etc.! – Ben S. Website:

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