Before Russia House, The Irish Free State

Some of you may go to Russia House this weekend for drinks with your friends. Some of you may not. But most of you have probably driven by this beautiful building at Connecticut and Florida at least once.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Irish Free State legation, Florida Avenue." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1925. “Irish Free State legation, Florida Avenue.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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Here’s what the building looks like today on Google Street View.

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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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  • Andrew O’Hanlon

    I have a photo of an early model B-17 with the mall in background and the so called temporary buildings in view