A simple, unassuming match; must have been one of those simple, unassuming hotel. Right? No. The Wardman was, and is, one of the more impressive structures in DC, with commanding views, and yes, I am writing just like a 1950s travel brochure. Sorry. It’s hard to describe. It’s big. Made of bricks. When built in 1928 it was a hotel, part of a large hotel-apartment complex created by developer Harry Wardman; over the years the tenant list included Agnew, Bob Dole, Dean Rusk, Earl Warren, Claire Booth Luce, Cap Weinberger, Adlai Stevenson, LBJ, Herbert Hoover, and some guy they called "Ike."

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