Reader's Choice / 15.02.2012

By now, everyone should know this is a blog about local history and stories lost to time. But our reader Suzanne commented on Facebook that we should post a local ghost story. So, I'm happy to oblige for another "Reader's Choice." There are a number of well-known ghost stories in D.C., many of them centered around the Capitol Building, the White House, or Lafayette Square. I wanted to do something a little less known to locals and tourists alike -- and possibly a place where the latter would sleep during their visit. This is a story Henry L. Doherty, a financial backer of the Shoreham Hotel and former resident of Suite 870.