Preliminary map of Chesapeake Beach 1894
L.H. Hyer (1894)

Yet another design for Chesapeake Beach, this map comes closer to the current design, yet channels feelings of Washington DC. The two diagonal streets leading to the grand hotel feel distinctly like Pennsylvania and Maryland Avenues leading to the US Capitol. In an interesting side note, the engineer for the project, a Mr. Hyer, was retained by the U.S. to study possible options for a canal through Nicaragua (ultimatly shelved in favor of Panama). Hyer died in 1900 after falling or jumping from a steamship in the Mississippi.

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