Constructed facing McPherson Square in 1917, the Davidson Building, designed by prominent local architect B. Stanley Simmons, is a representative example of a large scale private office development. In addition, the building fits within a category of…

The row exemplifies an unusually coordinated effort on the part of developers, architects, and merchants during the 1920s to transform Connecticut Avenue into an exclusive shopping area deliberately modeled after Fifth Avenue in New York City. The…

Established in 1890 as Union Trust and Storage Company under federal legislation, the company soon shifted to be just the Union Trust Company in 1907. The Union Trust Building is prominently sited in the heart of the Financial District. This banking…

The Treasury building is the home of the federal government’s second department, established in 1789. The building was erected between 1836 and 1869, and is the work of five major American architects—Robert Mills, Thomas U. Walter, Ammi B.…

The headquarters of one of the city's most important banks is an excellent example of Classical Revival bank architecture from the Beaux Arts period. Prominently sited opposite the U.S. Treasury, it influenced the design of other city banks. The…

This office building and adjoining theater were erected in 1911-1912 on the site formerly occupied by a large hotel, the Riggs House. The site was purchased by the Riggs Realty Company in 1909, and the Riggs House was pulled down in 1911. The…

The distinctive Beaux Arts facade of the National Metropolitan Bank Building forms a strong architectural unit with the adjacent Albee Building, balancing Robert Mills' superb east side of the Treasury Department and complementing it in scale,…

The Hotel Washington was constructed between 1917 and 1920. The design derives from the Italian Renaissance palazzo prototype. The building has an E-shape plan with closed sides facing the streets. The building is fourteen bays wide on 15th Street,…

The W. B. Hibbs & Co. Building, constructed in 1906-1908, and designed by Jules Henri de Sibour and Bruce Price, is most significant as an excellent example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. The Beaux-Arts style is representative of the era's…