Washington Post Sunday Magazine

In August of 2008 the Washington Post published an article by Scott Berg describing the research effort to re-create Washington DC in its early years.

The Beginning of the Road: High-tech computer wizardry and good old-fashioned historical sleuthing are re-creating the lost world of Washington’s origins.

Scott W. Berg teaches nonfiction writing and literature at George Mason University. He is the author of “Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.” He can be reached at scottwberg@grandavenues.com.