Cartographic Records.


United States. National Park Service. Cartographic Records.

Cartographic Records.

Included are maps and plans prepared by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company and its predecessor, the Potomac Company, 1791-1937; the "numbered map file" prepared by the National Capital Parks and its predecessors, the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds and the Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital, consisting of maps relating to public lands, buildings, and monuments in the National Capital area, 1797-1958; master and progress plans for Washington, D.C. compiled in the Branch of Plans and Design of the National Park Service 1936-37; maps and plans of the District of Columbia recreation system, 1930-41, prepared as part of the D.C. Work Projects Administration; maps, diagrams, and tables relating to Rock Creek pollution studies in Washington, D.C., prepared for the Eastern Division, Branch of Engineering, National Park Service, 1935; maps and plans prepared by the Arlington Memorial Bridge Commission, 1923-42; and large-scale aerial photographic prints of northwest Washington, 1937.

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