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Embassy Bonn - Circa 1954

Embassy Bonn circa 1954

While rummaging through a box of old photographs today, I came across the attached aerial photograph (1954) of the relatively new American Embassy in Bonn/Bad Godesberg, Germany. As literally hundreds of Foreign Service communicators served there until its final closure about 2000, this should bring back a lot of memories. The building was never designed to be our Embassy, but actually a hospital. However, at some moment in time just before its completion of construction, it was decided by the German government to turn it over to the Americans for their Embassy, while keeping the two left wings for their Economics Ministry.

I served in Bonn very briefly from Nov. 1957 to Jan 1958 before my eventual transfer to Munich.

Thanks to Jim Prosser for furnishing this picture.

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