Incredible 1889 Photo of the Old Ebbitt House Hotel

I wish I could take credit for this discovery, but this came in from GoDCer Brian. In the background, you’ll see the Ebbitt House Hotel, the precursor to the popular restaurant of the same name.

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Photo shows a horse-drawn sleigh carrying what may be Melinda and Elise Painter across 14th St. at F St. in front of the Ebbitt House hotel. The modest buildings to the right of the grand hotel housed Newspaper Row, and just across the street at number 501 was Painter's office as Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Source: Ison article on Painter, 1990)
Photo shows a horse-drawn sleigh carrying what may be Melinda and Elise Painter across 14th St. at F St. in front of the Ebbitt House hotel. The modest buildings to the right of the grand hotel housed Newspaper Row, and just across the street at number 501 was Painter’s office as Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Source: Ison article on Painter, 1990)

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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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