The Pan American Union is home of the world's oldest international association, founded in 1890 to foster cultural and commercial ties among the Western Hemisphere republics; it serves as a focal point of Washington's diplomatic and cultural…

The DAR has made major contributions to citizenship education, historic preservation, and historical scholarship. The building illustrates the McMillan Commission Plan ideal of monumental institutional buildings framing parks. This was the site of…

Rapid growth forced the relocation of the Gallery, and the present structure was the first of a group of semipublic and public buildings to be erected on the 17th Street thoroughfare between New York Avenue and West Potomac Park. An excellent example…

The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1900. The building was built as a memorial to the women of the Civil War thanks to U.S. and private funds. It exemplifies the McMillan Plan emphasis on…