Court of Appeals (U.S. Court of Military Appeals)

450 E Street NW

Built in 1908-10, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals was designed by Elliot Woods (1865-1923), the Architect of the Capitol from 1902 until his death. The three-story hip-roofed building is executed in limestone with an Ionic portico facing E Street. The building was designed in a transitional late-Federal – Early Greek Revival style to accord with Washington City Hall of 1820 (now United Sates District Courthouse). A judicious restraint and fine sense of balance mark this judicial structure, one of the handsomest of its period among Government buildings. The building housed the D.C. Appellant Court until 1952, when, on November 1, it was turned over to the United States Court of Military Appeals.

National Register: January 21, 1974
DC Inventory: March 3, 1979

Images

U.S. Military Court of Appeals, 1973

U.S. Military Court of Appeals, 1973

National Register photograph, taken by Stuart MacDonald, elevation at the southwest corner View File Details Page

U.S. Military Court of Appeals, 1973

U.S. Military Court of Appeals, 1973

National Register photograph, taken by Stuart MacDonald, elevation at the northeast corner View File Details Page

U.S. Military Court of Appeals, 1973

U.S. Military Court of Appeals, 1973

National Register photograph, taken by Stuart MacDonald, elevation at northwest corner View File Details Page

US Court of Military Appeals, 2008

US Court of Military Appeals, 2008

National Park Service Photo, via Wikipedia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Court_of_Appeals_for_the_Armed_Forces View File Details Page

Street Address:

450 E Street, NW [map]

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“Court of Appeals (U.S. Court of Military Appeals),” DC Historic Sites, accessed July 27, 2017, http://historicsites.dcpreservation.org/items/show/134.
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