North B Street

Title

North B Street

Description

The street which is now known as Constitution Avenue was originally called North B Street, following the District's street naming system. For much of the 1800s, there was no road, but instead was the site of the City Canal. When the canal was covered over and paved, the street was named B. The street was renamed Constitution Avenue in 1931, following improvements to the road.

Source

David Rumsey Map Collection. View original.

Date

1931 (renamed)

Coverage

Description

The street which is now known as Constitution Avenue was originally called North B Street, following the District's street naming system. For much of the 1800s, there was no road, but instead was the site of the City Canal. When the canal was covered over and paved, the street was named B. The street was renamed Constitution Avenue in 1931, following improvements to the road.

Date

1931 (renamed)

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

David Rumsey Map Collection. View original.