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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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Old State Department Building, corner 15 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue - photo taken during the Civil War

Photo of the State Department During the Civil War

We posted a great old photo of the old State Department Building earlier. Here’s another, …

  • Mark R Anderson

    Mr Brady spelled his first name with ONE T…….. Mathew Brady.

    He is buried at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE, Washington DC.

  • I would suspect that this is probably ’64 and not ’63 since the Statue of Freedom wasn’t placed on the top of the Capitol dome until Dec 2, 1863 and by the looks of those trees, it’s not December! http://aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/statue-freedom

  • sped50

    Why the Black Ribbons on the Capitol Columns?