The Peabody Room

The Peabody Room

At the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

The Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history. It includes subject vertical files, photographs, maps, neighborhood microfilmed newspapers, paintings, engravings and artifacts that document various aspects of Georgetown life. It also features a house history file for nearly every home in Georgetown. Following a devastating 2007 fire that heavily damaged the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, a newly constructed, climate-controlled third floor (opened October 2010) now houses the Peabody Room. A number of materials were water-damaged during the fire and may not be publicly accessible. For further information contact Jerry McCoy at 202-727-0233 or jerry.mccoy@dc.gov.

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