Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2011 by Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Law Enforcement • War, Vietnam.
Location. 38° 53.716′ N, 77° 4.405′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on North Nash Street south of 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. (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,’ Leventhal said. ‘As with all these (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.)
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 Post; White House Plumbers
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,080 times since then and 203 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, 3. submitted on December 4, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on February 2, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 8, 9. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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