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Omni Shoreham Hotel

The Shoreham Hotel is a hotel in Northwest Washington, D.C., owned by Omni Hotels. It is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street. Built in 1930, the building was designed by Waddy Butler Wood.

The hotel has also been an entertainment venue having been the home of Mark Russell, The Capitol Steps, and Mrs. Foggybottom and Friends.

Notable history

Dr. Chris Lambertsen demonstrated his Lambertsen Amphibious Respiratory Unit (LARU) MK II, an oxygen rebreather, to individuals who were in the process of forming a maritime unit for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in November of 1942 at the Shoreham Hotel.[1]

Denny Doherty performed his first show with John Phillips and Michelle Phillips here in December 1964, as The New Journeymen. With the addition of Cass Elliot, they would go on to be known as The Mamas & The Papas. [2]


  1. ^ Butler FK (2004). "Closed-circuit oxygen diving in the U.S. Navy". Undersea Hyperb Med 31 (1): 3–20. PMID 15233156. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  2. ^ Phillips, J., Elliot, C., Phillips, M., Doherty, D., Hall, G., Hall, M., et al. (1988). Straight shooter The story of John Phillips and the Mamas & the Papas. Santa Monica, CA: Rhino Home Video.

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Coordinates: 38°55′21″N 77°3′12.6″W / 38.9225°N 77.0535°W / 38.9225; -77.0535



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