Woodward/’Deep Throat’ meeting site to be torn down

August 28, 2013
A Washington, DC area parking garage that played a pivotal role in the Watergate scandal is set to be demolished as part of a redevelopment. Monday Properties plans to tear down two aging office buildings, at Wilson and Key Boulevards, in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, to make way for a new mixed use development. The parking garage below the buildings will be a casualty of the redevelopment. Forty years ago the garage served as a secret meeting place for Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and his secret source, a man for many years known only as “Deep Throat”. “Deep Throat” was later revealed to be FBI official Mark Felt. The information Felt passed on to Woodward in that garage helped expose the Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. A permanent historical marker outside the garage, erected by Arlington County, marks the location. Monday Properties says it expects the marker to stay even after the garage is removed. For many years, Woodward refused to reveal the location of the garage as part of a passionate effort to protect the identity of his source. The reporter finally provided the answer in his book, “The Secret Man”, published after Felt had identified himself as “Deep Throat” in 2005.

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