Mary Church Terrell was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 23, 1863. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Oberlin College during the 1880s, and taught in Ohio and Washington, DC. Following the completion of her graduate degree, Mary…

The home is one half of a duplex, a 3-1/2 story structure, with walls of brick and a brick foundation, and a slate mansard roof providing a full fourth floor. The two building units have virtually identical exteriors, with a three-bay ground floor…

The Editors Building is a ten-story office building constructed in downtown D.C. in 1949-1950 to house the offices of the family-owned and operated Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., publisher of subscription-based business and finance periodicals,…

The Church of the Epiphany, an unpretentious Gothic Revival style structure, is located at 1317 G Street, N.W. The main' entrance of the church faces south on G Street. The church plus an addition to the rear containing the parish hall, offices,…

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals (now United States Court of Military Appeals) is a remarkably early example of revived (20th century) Greek Revival architecture, Elliott Woods (1865-1923), who was Architect of the Capitol from 1902 until…

The District of Columbia Government’s Recorder of Deeds (ROD) Building expresses the interplay between political aspirations, social struggle, the search for civic identity, and even the influence of global war on the District of…

This was the first building constructed according to plans developed during the 1920s for a civic center between Judiciary Square and Pennsylvania Avenue. The building was designed by municipal architect Nathan C. Wyeth and constructed with the aid…

Located on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, Healy Hall is the main symbol of Georgetown University. Construction began in November 1877 and was largely finished by 1879. Reverend Patrick Healy consulted a number of prominent architects, but…

Home of the nation's first African-American chapter of the Young Men's Christian Association, founded in 1853 by educator, religious leader, and formerly enslaved Anthony Bowen (1809-71) to provide educational, social, and recreational services to…

The city's first water system followed soon after New York’s Croton Aqueduct (1837-42), and Boston’s Cochituate Aqueduct (1846-48). It was built from 1852 to 1863, placed in service in 1864, and with later alterations remains in service today. A…