Photography from the Historic District of Georgetown Washington DC

  • My main photography page for the Georgetown region of Washington, D.C which gives an insight into what / where I have taken photographs in the area.

My Stock Photography is now available to view and up for sale on Adobe Stock

  • If you would like to see my photographs at hi-resolution and or/are interested in purchasing a photograph/s please visit my photography portfolio on Adobe Stock by clicking on the link provided: Liberty Photo Art Adobe Stock Portfolio

Stock Photography

My stock images are now available to view and up for sale on Adobe Stock.

Please visit my photography portfolio at Adobe Stock for full-size imagery by clicking on the link below :

 

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Liberty Photo Art Adobe Stock Portfolio

A brief history of how the area of Georgetown has developed to accompany my stock photos

 

 

  • 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.
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