Looking Back: Old-School Congressional

Check out what Congressional Country Club in Bethesda looked like many years ago...

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My how Congressional Country Club has changed over the years. Here's an aerial view of Congressional, circa 1916-17.
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Congressional is still under construction, but the golfers can't wait.
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Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover lays the corner stone at Congressional Country Club in 1923. He was president of the Club at the time.
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General view at the laying of the Congressional Country Club Corner Stone -- Herbert Hoover behind table, with others (1923)
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Congressional, circa 1923
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It's time for a water break. What? No beer carts?
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Another picture of the watering hole on the course.
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The clubhouse.
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Another beauty shot.
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Lining up a putt.
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A beauty shot from the course.
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Duffers teeing off.
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Getting ready to tee off.
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During a district bar association outing in 1938, a match was played between teams captained by Attorney General Homer Cummings and Bobby Jones. The Attorney General is pictured flipping a coin to decide privilege of first to tee off. Left to right: Roger Whiteford, Washington Attorney; Bobby Jones, Attorney General Cummings, and John McClure, Washington lawyer.
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