Sign Marks Spot for 'Deep Throat' Meetings on Watergate

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 01:24 PM

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Tourists now have one more stop to make on their tour of the Washington, D.C., area: a parking garage. An official sign now marks the Rosslyn, Va., garage where an informant code-named “Deep Throat” provided crucial information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward that helped break the Watergate scandal, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The scandal began with the June 17, 1972, robbery of the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington’s Watergate office complex. It culminated in President Richard Nixon’s resignation on Aug. 9, 1974.

W. Mark Felt, Deep Throat, Watergate
W. Mark Felt at the time he revealed himself as Deep Throat in 2005. (Getty Images Photo)
“It’s a garage that people have been walking by, driving into, for years,” said Michael Leventhal, Arlington County’s historic preservation program coordinator. “Little do they know that right there on the third floor below grade is probably one of the most amazing events in the mid-20th century.”

In 2005, W. Mark Felt revealed himself as the anonymous Deep Throat source. He was second in command of the FBI during Watergate. Felt, who died in December 2008,  and Woodward met at the parking garage six times between October 1972 and November 1973.

Leventhal, who had the sign made and installed, also marked the specific parking space in the garage where Deep Throat and Woodward are said to have met.


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