Trivia Question of the Day

image from DC Metrocentric

DC Metrocentric has a 1872 map of The Mall. This apparently was long after city planners had the area landfilled since the mall, much of Chinatown and beyond were once creeks and swampland.
Anybody know what year the city undertook the massive landfill operation that created downtown as we know it today?

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Posted on December 10, 2009, in DC and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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