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On the Waterfront: A Survey of Georgetown’s Historic Industrial Buildings

Photo Courtesy of DDOT.

Recently, GM became alerted to the vast archive of historic photos that DDOT has been publishing in its Flickr feed. GM was particularly drawn to the above photo which shows a bird’s eye view of the Georgetown waterfront circa 1946. It inspired GM to start yet another building survey series (even though he’s a school or two short of finishing his survey on historic school buildings-by the way, if anyone knows anything interesting about the Corcoran School on 28th St., let GM know). Thus GM introduces today a survey of Georgetown’s historic industrial buildings.

Georgetown was industrial before it was residential. As the most upstream an ocean-going vessel could reach on the Potomac, Georgetown became an important port for Maryland’s tobacco farmers. Continue reading

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