Washington, DC


“Dear PoP,

For a little historical context on the Bloomingdale flooding, I made a map. I placed the grid of streets over the 1861 Boschke Map and highlighted the streams in what is now Bloomingdale. A seam runs through the old map at the break in the streams. That effects accuracy, but it is pretty close. I was in a house at the northwest corner of Flagler and U and the owner said he could hear running water in the basement.”

Well this helps explain this scene a bit. Totally wild. Big props to the reader for making the map. Who knew?


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