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The Willard Hotel

Aerial view of the Willard Hotel during restoration, Washington, D.C.

Photo of Willard Hotel Undergoing Major Renovation

This is an aerial image of the Willard Hotel undergoing major renovations in the 1980s. Source: Library of Congress

Incredible 1904 Photo of the Willard Hotel

This is one of the best photos we’ve uncovered in quite a while. Click on it for more. This is the new Willard Hotel around this year 1904. What a beautiful building, which thankfully...
A menu for bottle liquors room service at the Willard Hotel. (back)

Old Time Willard Hotel Room Service Menu

How cool is this find? We dug up this great old menu for the Willard Hotel’s room service at Discover DC History. Click on them for more details. This appears to be from the...
New Willard's lobby

Photos of the New Willard Hotel in the Early 1900s

Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in 1904.     Source: Library of Congress
Exterior of Old National Hotel II

Lost National Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue

In keeping with the hotel theme this week, we wanted to share a little bit about the National Hotel, formerly situated at 6th and Pennsylvania Ave., across from where the Indian Queen was. The...
Willard Hotel in 1976

1976 View of Willard Hotel Renovation

Here’s a great old photo from 1976. It shows the Willard Hotel, looking northwest across 14th St. Source: Library of Congress
The Willard Hotel in 1904, view up 14th St. NW

The New Willard Hotel in 1904

Here is a great old photo to close out the day. This is the Willard Hotel in 1904, viewed looking up 14th St. to the right and Pennsylvania Ave. to the left. Click on...
Officers Wallace, Trundle and Johnson (Washington Post)

Police Save Soldier From Suicide Leap at the Willard

Here’s a crazy story for you from the 1940s. This was published in the Washington Post on June 4th, 1949. A young Air Force private was grabbed from a ninth-floor ledge of the Willard...
Looking southwest at the Old Post Office Pavilion (far left), Southern Railway Building (middle), and District Building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., in 1932. On in the fall of 1932, the structures in rear of the District Building would be razed to make way for the U.S. Department of Labor building, whose cornerstone would be laid on December 15, 1932

View from the Willard Hotel’s Roof

Wow. I think this photo speaks for itself. What an amazing shot of what would become Federal Triangle.