Historic district of Georgetown, Washington, D.C

A brief history:



  • Georgetown developed well before Washington, D.C.


  • Native Americans had a settlement here.


  • A land grant was given to Ninian Beall in 1703, who named the area, the Rock of Dumbarton.


  • Scottish immigrants began the large population increase in the mid eighteenth century, and the town was renamed George Town in 1751.


  • It grew rapidy into a tobacco and flour port & finally the city of Georgetown was formed in 1789.


  • The Harbor & Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were built in 1828, the streets became lined with townhouses, some still remaining true today. The railroad led to a downturn in Georgetown's economy & was in decline by the mid-1800s.


  • A century later charming houses began attracting wealthy young couples , with restaurants & shops springing up in Georgetown's main streets including M Street & Wisconsin Avenue. Georgetown still keeps it quiet existence from the rest of the city, even today.



Photographs include:




  • Healy Building  at Georgetown University



  • Statue of John Carroll in front of the Healy Building, Georgetown University
Grand vista of the Healy Building, Georgetown University with the statue of John Carroll fronting the Gothic-inspired building, Georgetown, Washington DC View of the Gothic-inspired Healy Building, Georgetown University with the statue of John Carroll in the grounds

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