Washington Monument Seen from State, War, and Navy Building

Here’s a terrific old photograph that we dug up. We’ve never seen this angle before, showing the top of the Washington Monument, as viewed from the old State, War, and Navy Building.

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Washington Monument from old State, War, and Navy Buildin
Washington Monument from old State, War, and Navy Building

Source: Boston Public Library

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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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  • Carolyn

    Tom, thanks again for your time and effort in the treasures you share with us!

    I had worked most of the day searchng for just the right thing to send to a friend who had been in the USNR in WWII.

    Tom, thanks again for your time and effort in the treasures you share with us!

    I had worked most of the day searchng for just the right thing to send to a friend who had been in the USNR in WWII.

    Tom, thanks again for sharing so much with all of us!

    I have spent hours today trying to find somethng “new” to share with a friend who was in the USNR in WWII. After his boot training, he was transfered to the Navy Dept in DC, so what coud be more fitting than to send him a copy of this wonderful old photo and information?!

    Bles you.
    Carolyn

    Now he is 86 year old and I constantly search for photos and data I know he will enjoy.

    After boot camp, he was transferred to the Navy Dept. in DC, so what could be more perfect than today’s Washington Monument Seen from State, War, and Navy Building ?!?

    Respectfully,
    Carolyn

    • Tom

      Thanks for your kind comments Carolyn.