Old Police Call Boxes of Washington

Most of you probably walk right by those old police boxes scattered throughout the city. Some of them have been turned into miniature art exhibits — like the ones in Mt. Pleasant. Check out the video above of Sgt. Nicholas Breul of DCPD gives a brief talk on the history of these police call boxes.

Surely Officer Sprinkle was intimately familiar with these call boxes.

Police call box at 13 1/2 and D St. NW in 1912 (Wikipedia)
Police call box at 13 1/2 and D St. NW in 1912 (Wikipedia)
Historic police call box. Sheridan Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project. Located on Massachusetts Ave. near intersection with 22nd St., NW
Historic police call box. Sheridan Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project. Located on Massachusetts Ave. near intersection with 22nd St., NW

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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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