HBO’s “White House Plumbers” Movies in Downtown DC



The exterior of a Peet’s Coffee on 17th and Pennsylvania Streets in Northwestern DC on September 26, 2021 gets a 1970s remake for the set of “White House Plumbers.” Photo courtesy of Brian Noyes.

Many people walking near the White House on Friday noticed an incongruous sign at 17th and Penn: “President Nixon’s Campaign HQ.”

It turns out that HBO Plumbers of the White House docuseries – which follows the story of Nixon’s pals behind Watergate – is filming in town and has turned part of DC around the Eisenhower Executive Office Building into a 1972 recreation. Here’s what some people saw at the in the last few days.

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Jane is a Chicago transplant worker who now calls Cleveland Park her home. Before joining the Washingtonian, she wrote for the Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and opera.


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