The Willard Hotel

New Willard's lobby

Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in...
Willard Hotel in 1976

Here's a great old photo from 1976. It shows the Willard Hotel, looking northwest across 14th St. Source: Library of Congress
The Willard Hotel in 1904, view up 14th St. NW

Here is a great old photo to close out the day. This is the Willard Hotel in 1904, viewed looking up 14th St. to...
Officers Wallace, Trundle and Johnson (Washington Post)

Here's a crazy story for you from the 1940s. This was published in the Washington Post on June 4th, 1949. A young Air Force private...
Looking southwest at the Old Post Office Pavilion (far left), Southern Railway Building (middle), and District Building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., in 1932. On in the fall of 1932, the structures in rear of the District Building would be razed to make way for the U.S. Department of Labor building, whose cornerstone would be laid on December 15, 1932

Wow. I think this photo speaks for itself. What an amazing shot of what would become Federal Triangle.
Willard's Hotel

This is the first guest post by Roger. Check out his blog Forgotten StoriesĀ for some excellent lost history. Philemon T. Herbert was a crooked lawyer,...
Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "North from the Smithsonian Institution." Landmarks include the Willard Hotel at left and Old Post Office tower. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Pass the afternoon by studying this photo close up. Amazing detail, including a view of the Willard Hotel as well as the Old Post...

The creator of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn was in our city back in December 1906 to participate in the copyright hearings before Congress....
Japanese embassy posing for photo with naval officers at Washington's navy yard (Library of Congress)

In January 1860, the Tokugawa shogunate sent a delegation to the United States with the primary objective of ratifying the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce...
The Willard Hotel in 1922 (Shorpy)

We love the Willard Hotel. Who doesn't? The place is full of amazing history. We posted a view from the top of the hotel...

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