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Hopkins real estate maps (1887 and later) offline at DCPL -- DCRA Surdocs alternative

The 1887 and later Hopkins atlases are offline currently (they are not available through Library of Congress--which has the Baist atlases).

There is new Dig DC! All the collections you know and love will be available soon; please bear with us as we migrate them. In the meantime, if you're looking for a photograph, oral history, map, or newspaper that isn't here yet, please email us at wash.dcpl@dc.gov.

There is an alternative for the 1887 (and 1894 v.3) Hopkins atlas--DCRA's Surdocs system:

Spy Museum closing January 1, 2019, moving to SW, reopening in the Spring


We're moving! January 1st will be the last chance to visit our F street location as we prepare to transport the world’s largest collection of international espionage artifacts to our brand-new, purpose-built facility at Washington DC’s L’Enfant Plaza. When the new Museum opens in spring 2019, it will be filled with completely reimagined, immersive, state-of-the-art exhibits that will engage visitors in discovering and participating in the secret world of espionage!