A brief history of the region to accompany my Foggy Bottom photography
- The White House (President's House) is the official residence of the President of the United States and stands at the centre of
- The White House is flanked by impressive architecture including the striking French Second Empire styled Eisenhower Old Executive Office
Building to the west & the colossal Classical stlyed Treasury Building to the east.
- The Foggy Bottom region was the site of one of the earliest settlements in the District of Columbia, with a 130-acre area
between the Potomac River & Rock Creek subdivided by German settler Jacob Funk.
- The settlement was officially named Hamburg on which the German settlers established the town of Hamburg which is the area today between
24th and 18th Street NW.
- The Foggy Bottom became a community of labourers employed by the nearby breweries, glass plants & city gas works by the turn of the
- This is where many believe the name of the area (Foggy Bottom) came from, the "fog" or concentrated smoke produced by these industrial
facilities located nearby to the Potomac.
- Today the Foggy Bottom is home to the main campus of George Washington University (GWU) which occupies a 42-acre site and opened in
- Geographically the Foggy Bottom is west of downtown Washington, located in the north-west quadrant, straddled by 17th Street to the
east, Rock Creek Parkway to the west, Constitution Avenue to the south & Pennsylvania Avenue to the north.
Please take a look at my internal Foggy Bottom photography galleries from by visiting one of the following sub-pages below including :