Pierce Mill Spy Station


Looking out towards the Hungarian Embassy.

Washington, D.C. during the Cold War spared no expense in the pursuit of an information edge over communist adversaries, and the city is replete with examples of black budget spy houses and million-dollar listening tunnels.

One of the more unlikely (and low budget) points in the atlas of top secret spycraft is an unadorned attic space in Rock Creek Park where intelligence officers logged uncomfortable eight-hour shifts inside a former pigeon coop.

This modest spy station can be found atop…

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