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Seeking Info On "Hell's Bottom" - District of Columbia

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Re: Seeking Info On "Hell's Bottom" - District of Columbia

Posted: 1053115974000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1162317457000
Surnames: Govan, Tupper, Eaton, Monges
Hi Audrey:
Apparently, it's the Pentagon! See below, from Do a search on for "hell's bottom" and you'll get lots of info.

"The Pentagon groundbreaking took place Sept. 11, 1941. Three shifts worked 24 hours a day, every day, building the Pentagon wedge by wedge. Some 1,000 architects worked in a hangar at Hoover Airport producing blueprints to stay ahead of the 14,000 construction workers.

The building displaced an airport, a racetrack, factories and a low-income neighborhood known as Hell's Bottom. The idea for five sides came from the original location at Arlington Farms which was bordered by five roadways."
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