Lafayette Park

Jubilant crowd on V-J day dancing on the White House lawn

V-J Day Jubilation at the White House

What a terrific scene, the likes of which most of us don’t understand. August 14th, 1945 was Victory of Japan day and the final end of World War II. This photo captures the excitement and jubilation...
neo-Nazis picket the White House (1965)

Neo-Nazis Picket White House in Favor of Vietnam War

This is another photo from the turbulent 1960s that we found in the Penn State Special Collections archive. It shows a group of neo-Nazis picketing in Lafayette Park across from the White House in 1965. Source:...
1888 map of Lafayette Square

1888 Map of Lafayette Square and Farragut Square

It’s Friday and GoDCers love maps! This one is a great map from 1888, showing the area around Lafayette Square and Farragut Square.
Isometrical view of the Presidents House, the surrounding public buildings, and private residences - 1984 (LIbrary of Congress)

Isometrical View of the White House

This is a cool drawing that we found in the Library of Congress’ archives. It’s centered on the White House, showing the surrounding area around the 1850s (done in 1984). The bottom left side would be...
Rochambeau Statue in Lafayette Park (circa 1900)

Lafayette Square: Then and Now

Here are some cool old photos and contemporary photos from the same spot in Lafayette Park, near the White House. The statues barely changed over a 100 years, but it’s fascinating to see what happened to...
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