Monday, June 28, 2004

J street

It is often stated that there is no J Street in Washington, between I Street and K street, for a reason shrouded in history. When Pierre L'Enfant laid out the capital city in the 1790s, the story goes, he deliberately slighted John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, by deleting his name from the map.

1 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Supposedly, Jay was having an affair with L'Enfant's wife. So the story goes, at least.

7:28 PM  

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