Washington

Washington D.C was the last destination on our trip, which included Philadelphia and Baltimore. Our son Mike joined us on this trip. We spent 4 days in Washington from June 30 to July 4, 2004. On the way back to home on July 4 we stopped for a lunch in Hagerstown. Several photos snapped in Hagerstown are included in the Baltimore page.

City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. The states of Maryland and Virginia donated land on the north bank of the Potomac River to create a federal district under exclusive jurisdiction of U.S. Congress. The Congress held its first session in Washington on November 17, 1800.

When it was possible, we tried to check the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern's caption is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its status. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.