Designed by John Russell Pope and built 1932-1933, the American Institute of Pharmacy is one of the row of monumental buildings developed to extend the Mall to the Potomac and frame the Lincoln Memorial. The building exemplifies the Beaux-Arts ideals of the McMillan Plan of 1901. The American Institute of Pharmacy serves as the headquarters of nation's first pharmaceutical association, which was established 1852.
The building is a temple-like structure set on a balustraded terrace with a cascade of steps and extensive landscaping. It features Classical Revival facades in white marble and a monolithic central block with a heroic arched entrance and side wings. The interior includes a rotunda, a museum, and a library. An addition was built in 1959-1962 and designed by architects, Eggers & Higgins.
DC designation: January 21, 1977
National Register listing: August 18, 1977