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Washington, D.C., early 1860s. "Treasury Department in Lincoln's time (Cash Room behind the desks)."

Civil War Ghosts of the Treasury Department

Study this photograph for a while. See any spectral presence?
Department of Treasury in 1860

Amazingly Detailed Photo of Treasury Department in 1860

Take a look at this amazing photograph from 1860. You’re looking across 15th St. where Pennsylvania Ave. turns to cross in front of the building and the White House. Share this one on Facebook with your friends! Click on it...
Washington, D.C., circa 1908 "F Street, looking toward Treasury." Note the sign on the Lincoln Park streetcar advertising the "hydraulic dive" at Glen Echo. (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: F St. NW in 1908

It’s Friday! …and it’s time for some cool old shots of our city. Take a look at this view down F St. NW. Click the photo for a high resolution version, because it has some amazing details. Related articles Incredible...
Capitol Building after World War I Armistace Day (DC Public Library Commons)

Washington Goes Wild to Celebrate Armistice Signing (1918)

Here’s an excellent photo from the DC Public Library Flickr photostream. This shows the Capitol Building fully lit up following announcement of the end of World War I. The end of the Great War has lost its luster in place...
O Street pumping station (JDLand)

Three Things About the O Street Pumping Station

Your second major stop on the WABA “Down the Tubes” bicycle ride on Sunday is going to be the O Street Pumping Station, down by the Navy Yard. This is a beautiful old Beaux-Arts building from the early 20th century,...
Col. Benjamin F. Fisher and staff on steps of Signal Corps headquarters, 1816 F St., NW

Great Civil War Photographs of Washington

Here is a great gallery of some Civil War photographs I uncovered at the Library of Congress. It appears that the Treasury Department is in the background of the Sanitary Commission photograph at 15th and F St. NW. Related articles...
Riggs Nationals Bank (1919)

Then and Now: Riggs National Bank – 15th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Here is a nice “Then and Now” shot of the old Riggs National Bank across from the Department of Treasury. I found this in the Smithsonian’s Flickr feed. The first one is from 1919 and the one below is today’s...
Greenberg House, photo by Karen Ruckman

Reader’s Choice: Why is Syracuse University in Woodley Park?

A curious Ghosts of D.C. reader posted on Facebook that she wanted to know why Syracuse has a house in Woodley Park. I too am curious each time I walk by the Greenberg House at 2301 Calvert St. NW. So...