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Map 1

Inquiry Question

Historical Context





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Locating the Site

Map 2: Lafayette Park and Its Surroundings in 1891

[Map 2] with link to larger version of photo.(National Park Service)

This map is based on a map included in an article published in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly in April 1891.  The article included a key as a caption for the map:

Questions for Map 2

1. Study the map carefully before looking at the key. What clues can you find that might help you figure out how the buildings in the Lafayette Square neighborhood were used in 1891?

2. Now look at the key to the map. It lists some of the people who lived in these buildings during the 19th century. What kinds of jobs did these people have? Why do you think they might have chosen to live on Lafayette Square?

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