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
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?