Foggy Bottom is an historic Washington, DC
neighborhood with many single-family homes that date back to the late 1800's.
It was once a working class community of Irish and German immigrants, as well
as African Americans who were employed at the nearby breweries, glass plants,
and the Washington Gas and Light Company. The area was given the name Foggy
Bottom because it was set low near the Potomac River
and was often filled with fog from the local industries. Today, the historic
neighborhood is preserved and listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Foggy Bottom is most known for the Kennedy
Center, the Watergate Hotel and George Washington
Foggy Bottom is located to the north of the
National Mall, west of Downtown Washington, DC, southeast of Georgetown
along the shore of the Potomac River.