Great Photos of the Old Post Office Building

I love this building and I’m so glad we still have it. I’m a little skeptical about what Trump is going to do with it, but … we’ll see. Just don’t turn it into a casino! 😉

Here are two great shots from 1920, thanks to the Library of Congress.

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inside the Old Post Office
inside the Old Post Office
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work being performed on the clock tower
work being performed on the clock tower

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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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  • Thomas

    Concerning the “Old Post Office” My great-grandfather, James P. Willett was appointed Postmaster at Washington, DC by his friend President Grover Cleveland in 1894. Among other responsibilities, Great-grandfather oversaw the construction of this new Post Office Unfortunately for Great-Grandfather, a few days before the Grand Opening he visited the newly constructed building and fell from a fifth floor non-barricaded open elevator shaft to his death. This was on Saturday September 30, 1899. It was front page news in the Washington papers as well as The New York Times. My widowed great-grandmother, L:aura Welch Willett outlived him by many years dying on July 4, 1945. I remember her. As a young lady she was in Ford’s Theater the night Lincoln was assassinated.
    Thomas Clarke Edwards