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Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Creating the Waterfront

 
 
Creating the Waterfront Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
1. Creating the Waterfront Marker
Inscription. Before the 1800s, the Southwest Waterfront formed the eastern bank of the Potomac, but sediment accumulated as farming increased, making the river hard to navigate and prone to flooding. In 1882, plans to dredge the river were approved, with materials deposited on nearby mudflats, creating Potomac Park, thereby establishing the Washington Channel as well as the Tidal Basin.
 
Location. 38° 52.761′ N, 77° 1.559′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Wharf Street Southwest. Touch for map. This marker is on the District Pier at the DC Wharf in Southwest Washington. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Urban Renewal (a few steps from this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (a few steps from this marker); Long Bridge (a few steps from this marker); African-American History in Southwest (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (within shouting
Creating the Waterfront Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
2. Creating the Waterfront Marker
distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
East Potomac Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 27, 2017
3. East Potomac Park
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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