Take a look at this photograph. You should be able to make out the Old Patent Office in the background.

1860s view of Washington DC
1860s view of Washington DC
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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.
  • dbartramr

    This appears to have been taken from the Beef Depot Memorial. It looks as if the Senate wing of the Capitol is on the far right

  • Drew

    Or is it taken from the Smithsonian Castle?