Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Underground wires – Reports and Legislation relating to

Commissioner reports

1889 Engineer Commissioner report  1889 Engineer Commissioner report

1892 Electrical Commission or here

Overhead electrical wires in the District of Columbia – Report – 1892

1894 Commissioners’ Annual Report

Laws Relating to Street-railway Franchises in the District of Columbia – 1896

Hearings – 1897 appropriations bill

DC Code 34-1402 – references (Mar. 3, 1897, 29 Stat. 673, ch. 387; June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 41, ch. 2.)

 

The Government of the District of Columbia by Walter Fairleigh Dodd p.211 and p.83

The District of Columbia – Laurence F. Schmeckebier

  • June 20, 1902 32 Stat 393-395 — prohibited telephone poles in specified areas
  • Mar. 3, 1905, 33 Stat. 984, ch. 1415, § 1 — prohibited telegraph poles and overhead wires within the fire limits

DC Code 43-1101 1951 edition DC Code

 

 

 

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