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

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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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A brief history of how the area of Georgetown has developed to accompany my Stock Photography

 

 

  • 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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