Tiber Creek

Title

Tiber Creek

Description

Tiber Creek had been known as Goose Creek before 1790 when the city of Washington, DC was laid out and designated the nation's capital. The creek extended from the base of Capitol Hill to its mouth near the present day Washington Monument. In 1815, it was incorporated into the Washington City Canal. Essentially an open sewer, the creek was enclosed in a tunnel and diverted underground in 1871.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View Original.

Date

1815 (Incorporated into a canal)
1871 (Diverted)

Coverage

Description

Tiber Creek had been known as Goose Creek before 1790 when the city of Washington, DC was laid out and designated the nation's capital. The creek extended from the base of Capitol Hill to its mouth near the present day Washington Monument. In 1815, it was incorporated into the Washington City Canal. Essentially an open sewer, the creek was enclosed in a tunnel and diverted underground in 1871.

Date

1815 (Incorporated into a canal)

Coverage

Pre-1800s

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View Original.