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Maps: Real Estate Plat Books

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_map_real_estate
Maps: Real Estate Plat Books in Dig DC
Maps: Real Estate Plat Books in Dig DC


  • Creation: 1874 - 1896


Plat maps on Dig DC currently include real estate atlases from 1874-1896. Historic real estate atlases, or 'plat' maps, show the footprints of each building extant in the city at the time the atlas was published. Atlases are arranged by volume for different parts of the city (those published before 1892 were not divided into volumes).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions to accessing this digital collection.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is in public domain.

Biographical / Historical

The Washingtoniana Map Collection consists of more than 8,000 print and microfiche maps from 1612 to the present documenting the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These include real estate atlases, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and many others covering a variety of topics and created by many sources for many different purposes. Real estate atlas holdings include plat books published by Hopkins (1877-1890s) and Baist (1903-67).

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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001