Department of War

Swearing in of Dwight Davis as Assistant Secretary of War on March 5th, 1923

Three Secretaries of War and Where They Lived

We thought it would be interesting to do a little research on old members of the Cabinet and see where they used to live. Below we dug up some stories about three Secretaries of War and...

British Aeronaut Lands Biplane Between War Department and West Wing

Look at this photo from 1910. It’s amazing. That’s the Executive Office Building on the left and the West Wing on the right … and an airplane landing between them. Claude Grahame-White is about to land...
Babe Ruth signs up for the New York National Guard

Babe Ruth Enlists in the National Guard

The most popular man in America, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, arrived with the New York Yankees in May of 1924 to play two games against the Washington Senators. Several days earlier, he had enlisted with the...
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...