Lafayette Square: Then and Now

Here are some cool old photos and contemporary photos from the same spot in Lafayette Park, near the White House. The statues barely changed over a 100 years, but it’s fascinating to see what happened to the surroundings.

For a closer look, click on the images below.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Love your blog!

  • Mr. Ghosts of DC,

    Can’t wait for your post about how then NY Congressman Dan Sickles busted Philip Barton Key II dead in Lafayette Square in 1859. I’ve taken a Ghost Tour of the square which talked about Sickles and other ghosts including that of Rathbone, who was in the President’s Box when JWB shot President Lincoln. This is a fascinating slab of land with old city history.

    Thanks for the work you do!


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