The current Atlantic Building is a 10-story office structure completed in 2006, standing on a the same city block as the historic Ford's Theatre. The preserved facades of the turn of the century buildings previously occupying these lots form the face…

When the Atlantic Building was completed in 1888, it was the largest commercial structure in the city and one of the first with a passenger elevator. The speculative office building was designed by James Hill Green, who had served as supervising…

Group of five related commercial buildings representative of the earliest development of F Street as the city's commercial core.The block was built after the completion of the large-scale municipal improvements undertaken by the Board of Public Works…

The Wire Building, constructed in 1949, is a twelve-story, Modern office building distinguished both for its smooth limestone walls that turn the corner in a sweeping curve and its early use of continuous bands of windows. Built by real estate…

One of city's few remaining monumental Romanesque Revival buildings, prominently situated opposite Old Patent Office; home of city's first trust company, organized 1889 (Brainerd H. Warner, President), acquired by Riggs Bank 1954; one of city's first…

This small water fountain was donated to the city by Henry Cogswell, a San Francisco dentist and investor, who gave similar fountains to other cities. The monument is in the form of a granite temple sheltering a drinking fountain in the form of…

The Mary Elizabeth Surratt Boarding House is an 1843 vernacular Greek Revival dwelling that Mary Surratt operated as a boarding house from September 1864 through April 1865. During this period, John Wilkes Booth visited the boardinghouse both…

Designed by Cluss and Kammerheuber and erected in 1867-1869, this fraternal-commercial building of rare architectural merit is located importantly across 9th St. from the old U.S. Patent Office. In scale and dignity it complements its prestigious…

Designed by famous architect Glenn Brown (1854-1932), the building remains the most important property in Washington associated with his career. The building was the architect’s office between 1890 and 1905, which was Brown’s most prolific…