Watergate

Who’s Who in the Watergate Scandal

Remember the names of those involved in the Watergate scandal? In August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned before being impeached.
The Watergate Complex

Watergate Builders Get Green Light for 130-Foot Height

This is an interesting article that we came across in The Washington Post, Times Herald from May 30th, 1962. At the time, there was much debate about the proposed Watergate Towne complex set to be built along...
Crowd on Watergate steps watching performance on barge at edge of Potomac River (ca. 1956). Burdell Wright, Jr. Photograph Collection

Performance on Watergate Steps

Wow, what a cool old photo from the 1950s.
View from a Lockheed Elektra on approach to Washington National in 1967. The Watergate complex is under construction to the left and the Kennedy Center to the right.

Amazing Photo of Watergate and Kennedy Center Construction from the Air

This is such a great find. We came across this while checking out our favorite Facebook page, Old Time D.C. This is a shot from an Eastern Airlines flight on approach to National Airport in 1967....

James Brown Said It Loud At Nixon’s Inauguration

James Brown performed “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud” at Richard Nixon’s 1969 inauguration.  Wait.  What?  Believe it.  The Godfather of Soul chose that particular song to celebrate the Republican president’s transition to power. Confusingly,...
Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell in 1968

Irony! Watergate Ad Welcomes Nixon’s Presidency

On the morning of President Nixon’s 1969 inauguration, several local businesses ran newspaper ads congratulating the new chief executive. Furniture stores, department stores, grocers… few are immune to inaugural excitement. But one local business had —...
Watergate in 1977 (Washington Post)

Three Other Things That Happened at the Watergate

Something big happened at the Watergate in 1972 and it led to a very defensive President Nixon giving this painful press conference. This is not about that event. In true Ghosts of DC style, let’s dig...
Watergate steps (source: SmugMug user George Calhoun)

Do You Know the Other Watergate?

Before “Watergate” became synonymous with a group of buildings and a scandal, it was the name applied to something else. And it’s something that most of us are very familiar with, especially if you’re an avid...
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