By: Rives, Mrs. Jeannie Tree

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10 pages pages; Offprint of a paper read before the Society January 7, 1901. OCLC: 314403506 This paper deals with the history of the area on the peninsula formed by the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in the southwest quadrant of Washington, DC. It was identified as Turkey Buzzard Point in 1673 when it appeared on a map published that year by Augustine Herman. In the 1790s it became Young’s Point, for Notley Young, the then owner of the land. Very soon thereafter it was renamed Greenleaf’s Point after James Greenleaf, the well known land speculator and developer. George Washington and Pierre Charles L'Enfant envisioned a military facility there which became "The U.S. Arsenal at Greenleaf Point" and grew to more than 89 acres. Today the site is largely occupied by Fort McNair. Mrs. Rives paper recalls many of the early families who settled in the area and described many of the homes and other buildings that were constructed there. A wonderful peak at what the area was in the early to mid 19th century. Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Wrappers toned at edges. Published in the Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 1902. pp. 54-63 .; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.


Author Name: Rives, Mrs. Jeannie Tree

Categories: Americana and American History,

Publisher: Washington, DC, Columbia Historical Society: 1902

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 37100

Keywords: Washingtoniana Greenleaf's Point Fort McNair City Planning Washington, DC Turkey Buzzard Point Anacostia River