Slideshow of Ford Motor Company Archival Images of DC

Here are some great images shared with us by GoDCer Adam. These are from Ford Motor Company’s archives showing Washington around 1916.

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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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  • melissadavis

    This later became home to the D.C. Highway Department. My dad worked in Materials on the third floor. I spent part of the Watergate hearing summer watching people enter and leave the Federal Courthouse across the street and learned a lot about legality and politics. We also watched Inauguration Day parades from this building. One time someone in the next office opened a window and the sniper on the art gallery roof came to attention pretty quickly! Good memories.