Navy Department, World War I

Title

Navy Department, World War I

Description

For more than five decades, the Main Navy and Munitions Buildings dominated the scenery along Constitution Avenue for a third of a mile west of the Washington Monument. Erected in 1918 as "temporary" office buildings to support the vastly expanded World War I military, more than 14,000 military and civilian personnel worked there. Clacking typewriters, ringing as workers returned the carriage to start new lines of text, and jangling telephones echoed in the community work space.

Source

Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC . View original.

Date

1918

Coverage

Original Format

photo

Description

For more than five decades, the Main Navy and Munitions Buildings dominated the scenery along Constitution Avenue for a third of a mile west of the Washington Monument. Erected in 1918 as "temporary" office buildings to support the vastly expanded World War I military, more than 14,000 military and civilian personnel worked there. Clacking typewriters, ringing as workers returned the carriage to start new lines of text, and jangling telephones echoed in the community work space.

Creator

US Department of the Navy

Date

1918

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC . View original.