(C-80) Port of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
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Located on high ground along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., Georgetown was a thriving tobacco port. Many turn-of-the-century merchants can be seen along the waterfront in this image. The Connecticut Pie Company was famous for its fruit and custard pies and decorated cakes.
Several other buildings from that time are still in use today, including the Market House, the Sea Captain's House, the Mule Hospital, the Tobacco Warehouse, the Georgetown Market, and Suter's Tavern.
On the right of the scene is the gold dome of what is today the Riggs Bank, located on the busy corner of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The Old Stone House to the right of the gold-domed bank building is believed to be the oldest building still standing on its original lot in Washington, D.C.
Because of its high ground and proximity to the Potomac, Georgetown was selected as the site for one of our nation's leading universities, founded by the Jesuits in 1789. Its massive stone buildings, many of which are topped with spires, can be seen in the upper left corner of the painting.
The trolley car barn in front of it was a terminus for one of the Washington trolley car lines and is used today as an office building. The old Aqueduct Bridge, crowded with carriages and pedestrians in the painting, has been replaced by the Key Bridge.