Built-in 1824 for Dr. Joseph Lovell, first Surgeon General of the United States who organized the Army Corps of Engineers, the Blair House serves as the official guest house of the President of the United States. In 1836, Francis Preston Blair, Sr.,…

Built in 1836, Ashburton House served as a home for British diplomats and was the site of 10 months of U.S.-British negotiations that eventually led to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. It is currently used as offices and meeting space for St.…

Standing portrait of General Kosciuszko holding a map of the fortifications of Saratoga in his proper right hand. He rests the map against his extended proper right leg. He holds a sword his proper left hand. His dress is that of the U. S.…

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which continues to occupy the building, embodies the institutional role of 20th century government lobbying organizations in Washington. The Chamber of Commerce Building meets National Register Criterion C because it…

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…

It was erected in four stages. The East side and central wing was built between 1836 and 1842 by Robert Mills. Dictated by a parsimonious Congress, he was forced to use on the exterior Aquia Creek sandstone from the government quarry rather than the…

This building was a social center during Tayloe period later occupied by Don Cameron, Senator from Penn. It was referred to as the Little White House during the time of president McKinley when it was the residence of Mar Hanna. This building is the…

Albert Jaegers’ bronze sculpture honored Prussian-born Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, who assisted in training American troops during the Revolution. President William Howard Taft spoke at the dedication and his daughter, Helen Taft, unveiled…

Saint John's Church is known as the "Church of the Presidents" due to its close proximity to the White House and its tradition of every President since James Madison attending at least one service there. There is also a pew prayer book that has been…