DC Historic Sites

A project by DC Preservation League

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's only citywide nonprofit advocate dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

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Designed by architect Edward P. Casey and sculpted by John J. Boyle, this memorial is an eight foot, bronze statue of Commodore John Barry standing on a high marble pedestal. Commodore Barry was an…

The Bond Building has been a pivotal structure in downtown Washington's business and financial district since it was constructed in 1901. The seven story Beaux-Arts office building, designed by…

The stately Second Empire-style country house constructed 1868-1871 and known as Van View occupies an almost half-acre corner lot at 13th and Jonquil Streets. It is generally surrounded by smaller,…