Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C. (Paperback)

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Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C. (Paperback)

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Washington has a rural history of agrarian landscapes and country estates. John Adlum, the Father of American Viticulture, experimented with American grape cultivation at The Vineyard, just north of today's Cleveland Park.


Slave laborers rolled hogsheads - wooden casks filled with tobacco - down present-day Wisconsin Avenue from farms to the port at Georgetown. The growing merchant class built suburban villas on the edges of the District and became the city's first commuters. In 1791, the area was selected as the capital of a new nation, and change from rural to urban was both dramatic and progressive. Author Kim Prothro Williams reveals the rural remnants of Washington, D.C.'s past.

Product Details ISBN: 9781625858306
ISBN-10: 1625858302
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: April 9th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English