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Deep Throat Garage To Be Demolished In Redevelopment Project

08/26/2013 04:44 pm 16:44:02 | Updated Aug 27, 2013

The garage that was the setting for secret meetings between the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and famed Watergate source Deep Throat will cease to exist pending a planned redevelopment project.

The Arlington garage, which carries a permanent historical marker, will be demolished as developers tear down two office buildings. According to ARL Now, the demolition is between 1-4 years away, as the development project will have to go through the city's site plan process. The location was given a historical marker in 2008 with a placard appearing outside the garage in 2011. The marker will remain at the site even when the garage is torn down.

The meetings in which Deep Throat -- later revealed to be FBI agent Mark Felt -- provided and confirmed information about the Watergate scandal took place late at night at parking stall D32. The historical marker reads:

[Felt] chose the garage as an anonymous secure location. They met at this garage six times between October 1972 and November 1973. The Watergate scandal resulted in President Nixon's resignation in 1974. Woodward's managing editor, Howard Simons, gave Felt the code name "Deep Throat." Woodward's promise not to reveal his source was kept until Felt announced his role as Deep Throat in 2005.

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