|The Credit Foncier Africain building - State Department seal on left corner of the building.|
|US Troops on parade in 1942|
|The lot at Aviateurs and Wahis in the 1930s (center right). Ste. Anne in the foreground.|
|Student gymnastics in the lot in front of Ste. Anne.|
|US Consulate property in Kalina.|
"a joke, and I am frankly ashamed, humiliated, when anyone other than a native comes into the office and sees the filth and squalor, the absurdly overcrowded conditions and the general tone of the office which can be best described as 'rotten'".
The consulate was in an industrial neighborhood on an "unbelievably rough cobblestone street", and on two sides of the compound were a soap factory and a chemical plant. Trucks carrying beer and soda bottles from the Brasserie de Leopoldville (June 12, 2015) clattered by in both directions -- with full and empties. Five of eleven consular officers (some with families) lived in three adjacent properties. In August 1956, a visitor noted a new Consulate was under design to replace the "rattletrap: that now housed the Consulate and the US Information Agency. A Consular officer described the premises in 1958 as, "an acient wooden house, a decrepit construction, standing seemingly on its last legs, while we waited for a new office building to be completed.
|The Sabena Guest House on the road to the airport. Note the cobblestone street.|
|The new US Consulate in 1959.|
|US Consulate on Ave. Olsen 1950s (note cobblestone street)|
|The US Consulate site today.|
|The CFA building in 2002|
|The wrecking ball at work. New building facing the corner of Ave du Port.|
|The Armed Forces monument. CFA building behind billboard on right.|
|The Forescom building 2018.|
- Lawrence, 1972, American Foreign Service Journal.
- Liturgical Arts, 1956
- U.S. Congress, House, 1943. Appropriations Committee.
- U.S. Congress, Senate, 1955. Appropriations Committee.
- U.S. Congress, Senate, 1956. Appropriations Committee.
- Williams, Susan, 2016. Spies in the Congo.