A Place to Lay Their Heads: Housing in Early Washington City

A Place to Lay Their Heads: Housing in Early Washington City

When the seat of government officially moved to the banks of the Potomac in late 1800, those who traveled with it found little trade, few roads to regulate, and empty lots. When members of the second session of the Sixth Congress began filtering into Washington, it immediately became clear that finding a place to lay their heads would not be easy in this village capital.

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