In 1800 the population of Washington was slightly over 3,100 and, thereafter, it grew at an average annual rate of 500 a year. By 1828 the Federal City contained 17,600 persons and had been divided into six wards. Aside from familiar public buildings like the White House and the Capitol, two places of interest are: (1) John Quincy Adams‘ house, purchased in 1820, on F Street, between 13th and 14th streets, N.W. (on the map, two squares directly east of the White House, in square 253); (2) the newly built house of John Adams 2d on the west side of 16th Street, between I and K streets, N.W. (on the map, two squares directly north of the White House, probably in square 185). This map of Washington was published in 1828 by John Brannan. It was drawn by Frederick C. DeKrafft, the official city surveyor from 1822 to 1832, under federal or city appointments. The engraver was Mrs. William J. Stone. See District of Columbia Sesquicentennial ..., Washington, 1950, p. 26.
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