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"Swampoodle": Historical marker on display inside Union Station
Photographer: Richard E. Miller
Taken: September 19, 2012
Caption: "Swampoodle": Historical marker on display inside Union Station
Additional Description: "Union Station sits on the edge of an area once known as 'Swampoodle,' an infamous Irish shantytown located on the sewery remnants of Tiber Creek. Three million cubic yards of fill were used to ready the swampy site for construction, and 30,000 train carloads of material were used to construct the Station itself."
Submitted: September 21, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p220498
File Size: 1.950 Megabytes


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