Roy's Postcards: 1984/11/28


Dear Susanna,
I went shopping here in the Old Post Office last night. I bought you a couple of little presents. I am in the Washington Dulles Airport now, waiting to get on an airplane to come home. I love you.

Postcard back:

Completed in 1899, the Old Post Office is the Capital's oldest federal building, in height second only to the Washington Monument. It houses the famous Ditchley Bells, a gift to the U.S. from England.

A new glass dome elevator rises to the top of the tower, where a panoramic view of Washington can be seen.

The Old Post Office was slated for demolition in 1934 but was saved by an intense campaign of a cnational preservationist group led by the late Nancy Hanks.

Today the Old Post Office Pavillion is a special place for shopping and dining as well as a Performing Arts Center.

See also: dc susanna

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