I have scoured the postings regarding the 1811 Commissioners' Grid Plan. However, I could not find an answer to my question.
Has it ever been determined why the Avenues were laid out with irregular spacing? Between First and Second, the distance is 650 feet; Second and Third, 610 feet; Third through Sixth, 920 feet from block to block; Sixth to 12th, 800 feet per block.
Has anyone ever figured out why? Thanks.