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"Old Post Office Pavilion" Old Post Office Building - Pavilion Tip by besbel


One of the biggest and most majestic buildings in downtown DC. More than a century old (it was open in 1899), the Old Post Office Pavilion was the tallest building of Washington at the beginning of the XX century. Interestingly, only after fifteen years of being open, it was labeled as "old" because of its style and design, very French castle-like compared with the most recent constructions and buildings at the time, and even its demolition was considered. However, those plans were never put into practice and, after some decades, the Old Post Office was reappreciated again, for its architecture, beauty and size.
Right now the Old Post Office holds a number of private events (e.g. galas) cultural events, like art openings, movies and exhibitions. There is also an international court food, with a variety of dishes not only from USA but also from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Middle East. Personally I think the food is only so-so, but this place is definitely worth the visit!

Address: 1100 Pennsylvannia Avenue
Directions: Metro Station: Federal Triangle
Phone: (202) 289-4224

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  • Written Aug 10, 2007
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