Lost History

These are sad stories about things that no longer exist in Washington, D.C.

Never Built: CIA Headquarters in Alexandria

We had no idea, but the alternate, and strongly pushed location for the Central Intelligence Agency‘s new headquarters was the Winkler Tract in Alexandria, just off of Shirley Highway. Here’s an article that we dug up in the Washington Post from October …

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Lost History: Southern Railway Building

Southern Railway Building in 1917

Sad. Just tragic. The building below is the old Southern Railway Building, formerly located at 13th and Pennsylvania. This building was purchased by the United States Government in 1928 for $2,680,000 to make way for the construction of Federal Triangle.

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Lost History: P. Hohmann Saloon

P. Hohmann Saloon

Here is another excellent old saloon from 1913, lost to history. Mullany’s Saloon had a neighbor with Hohmann’s Saloon. The most amazing part of this photograph is the Washington Monument peeking out in the background. The saloon stood at the …

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