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…

The Union Trust Building is prominently sited in the heart of the Financial District. This banking house and office structure was designed in the Neo-Classical Revival style by the noted Washington architectural firm of Wood, Donn and Deming and is…

The building was erected between 1836 and 1869, and is the work of five major American architects—Robert Mills, Thomas U. Walter, Ammi B. Young, Isaiah Rogers, and Alfred B. Mullett. Conceived and built in the Greek Revival style which so captured…

Prominently sited opposite the U.S. Treasury, it influenced the design of other city banks. The bank was established in 1840 as Corcoran & Riggs, by William W. Corcoran (a former official of the Second Bank of the U.S.) and George Washington Riggs…

The site was purchased by the Riggs Realty Company in 1909, and the Riggs House was pulled down in 1911. The building was originally known as the Riggs Building and the adjoining theater as Chase's. After the building was sold to the Claremont…

Its boldly modeled portico in antis motif echoes the Treasury pavilions as well as the Riggs National Bank building and other buildings in the 15th Street financial district, creating an architecturally coherent environment at one of the most…

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…

The Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District is a linear district of monumental Beaux Arts Classicist commercial buildings notable both individually and as an extraordinarily cohesive ensemble. Located on an axis with the U.S. Treasury, the…