Faces & Places of Yesterday View of National Archive Site Construction in 1932 Jul 9, 2018 This lovely old image shows the site of the National Archives early in the construction process. It was taken on July 1st, 1932. Photograph of a View of the Entire Site for the National Archives Building, Washington, D.C. Ghosts of DC via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!