The 38.6-acre campus includes twenty contributing resources. Of these resources, sixteen are buildings, generally brick with Georgian Revival or simple Colonial Revival detailing. Six of the contributing buildings date to the period between 1916 to…

Arlington Memorial Bridge is a low, neo-classical bridge. Nine broad arches cross the river; roadways pass through additional segmental-arched openings at either end. Its related architectural, engineering sculptural, and landscape features are…

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 to house the international exhibits left over from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876, the Arts and Industry building reflects the three principal requirements of this architectural type: to enclose a very large area, to present a…

The elaborate tiered cast iron fountain by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, has graced the grounds of the Botanic Garden since 1878. It was purchased by the federal government for $6,000 after being exhibited to great…

Built in 1765 in the British colony of Maryland, the house was already 59 years old when the British invaded Washington, D.C. in 1814. Although it is preserved for its architecture today, it was originally preserved through a case of mistaken…

The monument to pioneer Methodist bishop Francis Asbury (1745-1810) was erected on a small triangular reservation in 1924. The bronze figure on a granite pedestal depicts Asbury astride a pausing horse. Asbury was the first superintendent of the…

This complex housed the necessary materials for the engraving and printing process of the currency which was to replace sterling as the universal standard of exchange by the middle of the 20th century. Architect James G. Hill's designs reflect the…

Battleground National Cemetery is significant for its association with the only military engagement ever fought in the District of Columbia. It is the District's only national cemetery for Civil War casualties, and it is the Nation's smallest…

Though the eminent nineteenth-century American architect Robert Mills conceived the initial design, the structure also reflects the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgment of Thomas Lincoln Casey, the Arm Corps engineer charged with completing the…