Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2011 by Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Law Enforcement • War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 38° 53.716′ N, 77° 4.405′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ARPANET (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Corcoran (about 800 feet away); Rosslyn (approx. ¼ mile away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Haggerty (approx. ¼ mile away); Here We Remember Them All (approx. 0.3 miles away); Something More Than A Statue (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Legacy Older than the Republic (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. Marker incorrectly states it was erected in 2008. While the marker was approved by the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board in 2008, it was not installed until 2011. It placed in the public right-of-way along Nash Street next to the Parking Garage B entry/exit.
Woodward’s late-night meetings with Felt apparently took place near stall D32 in a dark corner of the garage.
Regarding Watergate Investigation. In an August 2011 article, USA Today called this the “most important parking structure in U.S. history.”
Also see . . .
1. Arlington County Marks Watergate Investigation Site in Rosslyn. “Arlington County’s newest historical marker sits outside the parking garage where, between October, 1972 and November, 1973, Mark Felt, second in command at the FBI, met secretly with Washington Post Reporter Bob Woodward. Felt was a key source for Woodward and his reporting partner, Carl Bernstein, in breaking the Watergate scandal that eventually cost Richard Nixon the presidency.” (Submitted on September 18, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia.)
2. The Watergate Story. This link is to The Washington Post’s collection of articles on the scandal Excerpts: “A burglary at the Washington office complex called the Watergate in June 1972 grew into a wide-ranging political scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon two years later. ‘Watergate’ is shorthand for this tumultuous time in America and its enduring impact.” “A curious crime, two young reporters, and a secret source known ad ‘Deep Throat’ ... Washington would be changed forever.” “The courts, the Congress and a special prosecutor probe into the burglars’ connections to the White House and discover a secret taping system.” “President Nixon refuses to release the tapes and fires the special prosecutor. A decisive Supreme Court ruling is a victory for investigators.” “After 30 years, one of Washington’s best-kept secrets is exposed.” (Submitted on January 22, 2012.)
3. Unlocking Deep Throat’s territory with new Rosslyn marker. “Michael Leventhal, Arlington’s historic preservation coordinator, pointed to the importance of documenting the spot in an ever-evolving neighborhood. ‘We thought we should probably do a marker and let people know this, indeed, is where all these things took place,’ (Submitted on January 22, 2012.)
4. All the President's Men. 1976 Warner Brothers movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, on Amazon.com. (Submitted on January 22, 2012.)
5. All the President’s Men. 1974 book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters who broke the story, on Amazon.com. (Submitted on January 22, 2012.)
6. The White House Plumbers. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
7. The Parking Garage Where Deep Throat Spilled the Beans on Watergate Is Being Torn Down (Smithsonian). (Submitted on January 17, 2017.)
8. Watergate Investigation. YouTube video (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
1. Plans made to tear down the parking garage.
A long time development project has planned to demolish the Deep Throat parking garage. But city leaders say the legend of Deep Throat will live on, and the plaque commemorating those secret meetings will be restored once the new site is completed.
— Submitted March 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Additional keywords. Watergate, Deep Throat, Nixon, Mark Felt, FBI, Bob Woodward, Washington
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,503 times since then and 121 times this year. Last updated on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia. 2. submitted on December 4, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Ray Gurganus of Washington, District of Columbia. 4. submitted on December 4, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on February 2, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 9, 10. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.