At the beginning of the twentieth century, Armstrong Manual Training School and M Street High School were the only two high schools that admitted black students. From its founding, Armstrong operated as an important institution and symbol for the…

It exemplifies the large, functional, well designed market buildings erected in the District of Columbia under the massive public works campaign headed by Alexander "Boss" Shepherd. It also represents a distinctive commercial structure with Victorian…

It is important both for its individual design as a monumental public and light-industrial service building, and in its important complementary visual and functional relationship to Union Station and the U.S. Capital. The post office was designed…