View From Second Floor Bedroom of White House in 1897

Ever wonder what it looks like to look out over the front lawn and Lafayette Park. Well, this photo from the Library of Congress shows what it would have looked like out of the second floor bedroom window in 1897.

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view from White House over front lawn in 1897
view from White House over front lawn in 1897

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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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  • Rich

    Lafayette Park used to be called Burnes orchard!

  • Jessica Ferrer

    Just as I remembered!