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Dumbarton Really is a Street Not an Avenue

Many moons ago, GM wondered, “is it Dumbarton St. or Dumbarton Ave.”? After searching through maps from two centuries, GM reluctantly concluded that it was probably Dumbarton St.

Well, final evidence has come his way. The blog of the DC Master Address Repository recently featured the above map. It was the official map documenting the switch in street names after Georgetown merged with the city of Washington in 1871. Continue reading



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