A massive, rectangular structure, it measures approximately 200 feet from east to west and 300 feet from north to south. The 9-story building rises 135 feet to the flat portion of the roof. The tower, located in the center of the north facade, rises…

Although a bill to create the office of the US Archivist was first submitted in 1930, Congress did not establish the National Archives as an independent executive agency until 1934 and Dr. R.D.W. Conner was appointed Archivist by President Roosevelt.…

At the gallows Hale, a young school teacher turned soldier, made the famous statement which appears around the circular base of the statue; "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." The life sized standing bronze figure of Hale…

Designed by the firm of Cope and Stewardson and built from 1904- 1908, it occupies the entire block between E and D Streets, 13-1/2 and 14th Streets, south of Pennsylvania Avenue. The base of the building is of grey granite from Blue Hill, Maine; the…