Until 1874, the gateposts stood at the foot of the west capitol grounds, but in that year were moved to their present locations. The gateposts are sand stone pillars measuring 5' x 5' at the base and approximately 12' in height. The design of the…

Built as an office structure, the 1888 Atlantic Building initially served primarily as a home for attorneys working with patent law. In 1890 the campaign headquarters of Benjamin Harrison were located in the 8th floor assembly rooms, and from 1905 to…

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…

The block was built after the completion of the large-scale municipal improvements undertaken by the Board of Public Works in 1871-74. LeDroit Block illustrates renewed civic aspirations of post-Civil War era with rich, animated facades which…

The Washington Loan and Trust Building is prominently situated opposite Old Patent Office. It is home to the city's first trust company, originally organized in 1889, Brainerd H. Warner, President, which was acquired by Riggs Bank in 1954. The…

This ten-story theater and office building, originally known as The Earle and now currently known as the Warner Theatre, was designed in 1924 by noted theater architect C. Howard Crane and his New York partner Kenneth Franzheim. An 11th-story…

The U.S. Courthouse was one of the last buildings constructed in the Judiciary Square and Municipal center complex, which has been an important site for civic activity since the 1820s. Designed by nationally renowned architect, Louis Justement, the…

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…

The monument is in the form of a granite temple sheltering a drinking fountain in the form of bronze dolphins on a granite pedestal. A bronze water crane stands on the roof, above inscriptions exhorting faith, hope, charity, and temperance. The…