Old Post Office, Washington D.C.

The History Channel’s lead story for This Day in History is the establishment of the United States Post Office in July 26, 1775 with Benjamin Franklin as the Postmaster General. This brought to mind the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C.

  

It’s under renovation and will be one of Trump Hotel’s luxurious properties. 

The last time hubby and I visited, the Old Post Office was in danger of being torn down. There was a campaign to keep it standing.

  
Thankfully, the campaign was successful and the Old Post Office will remain. The National Park Service will still be able to give historical information on site and bring visitors to the Old Post Office Tower for a view of Washington D.C. from 555 feet above ground when the renovations finish in 2016.

View of the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument from Old Post Office Tower in Washington D.C.; July 2006

View of the United States Capitol from the Old Post Office Tower in Washington D.C.; July 2006
Hubby and I are looking forward to visit again.   

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