Arlington, Virginia: Deep Throat's Parking Garage

Watergate landmark, where Mark Felt ("Deep Throat") met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, leading to Richard Nixon's resignation. Developer plans to destroy it; see it now.
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N. Nash St., Arlington, VA
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Downtown, just across the river from Washington, DC. The historical marker stands outside the parking garage, which is on the west side of N. Nash St. just north of its intersection with Wilson Blvd. The parking spot where all the rendezvous took place is inside the garage, space D-32.
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Watergate historical marker for Deep Throat. Deep Throat's Parking Garage

I visited this historic site on Sunday. The building is slated for redevelopment, but the marker is outside on the sidewalk, so it will remain even after the building is razed and something else takes its place.

[Kate Schwarz, 06/25/2014]
Deep Throat's Parking Garage

The Arlington County Board announced that the garage where "Deep Throat" met reporter Bob Woodward will be razed to make way for "a residential tower and a commercial building."

According to msn.com, the historical marker that was placed at the garage in 2011 will be saved, and the landowner has promised to "create a commemorative memorial to the Watergate events."

[Kurt Deion, 06/16/2014]
Deep Throat Garage. Deep Throat's Parking Garage

Plenty of metered parking around the area. Getting inside the Deep Throat rendevous garage is easy but it appeared that the doors to the elevators were controlled by security passes. You can still take the stairs down to get to the spot. The column next to D-32 is marked with yellow and black tape and an old newspaper article documenting when Felt came forward in 2005 and said where this rendezvous point was.

Garage is rather creepy on Sunday afternoons, but it shows why this was the perfect place to meet!

[Lora, 12/01/2011]
Garage. Deep Throat's Parking Garage

This is where informant Mark "Deep Throat" Felt met six times in secret with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. The dirt dug up about Watergate during those meetings eventually forced Richard Nixon to resign the Presidency. Felt was second in command at the FBI, and kept his identity secret until 2005, when he was 92 years old.

A marker, calling attention to the garage, was ready to go up outside it in 2008 (the year Felt died), but it sat in an office for three years while local officials waited for another newsworthy occasion to present itself. When it didn't, the marker was erected without ceremony in August 2011.

This is the most politically momentous parking garage in history. For Watergate completists, the parking spot where all of the clandestine meetings took place is inside the garage, space D-32.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/19/2011]
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