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Chevy Chase promotional plat map, Thos. J. Fisher & Co., 1892

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Chevy Chase promotional plat map, Thos. J. Fisher & Co., 1892
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


A  Streetcar City: Washington, D.C., 1900
A Streetcar City: Washington, D.C., 1900 — Growth of the Capital’s Suburbs


Chevy Chase plat map
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Chevy Chase was developed as one of many suburbs in the rural areas around the City of Washington, D.C. because of mass transit. Envisioned in the 1880s, opened for development in 1892. Building continued into the 1930s.
Physical Description
Archival material. Real estate promotional brochure. The brochure included an inset showing the suburb's closeness to Washington, D. C. and surronding the plat map are illustrations of large suburban houses.
Details
Date Made:
1892
Locations:
Dist of Columbia
History
Many late 19th century suburbs developed beyond the city center because of commuter rail and streetcar lines.

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