Hibbs Building (Folger Building)

725 15th Street, NW

The W. B. Hibbs & Co. Building, constructed in 1906-1908, and designed by Jules Henri de Sibour and Bruce Price, is most significant as an excellent example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. The Beaux-Arts style is representative of the era's popular City Beautiful movement, which strove to promote harmonious social order through urban beautification.

The building is also significant for its association with W. B. Hibbs & Co., which was founded in 1889 by William Beale Hibbs. At the time, Hibbs' firm was the only member of the New York Stock Exchange headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company currently operates under the name Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas.

DC listing: November 8, 1964
National Register listing: March 19, 1991

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Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Exterior of Hibbs Building, ca. 1920-1950

Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Exterior of Hibbs Building, ca. 1920-1950

Horydczak, Theodor, Approximately, photographer. Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Exterior of Hibbs Building II. ca. 1920-ca. 1950. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/thc1995008859/PP/. (Accessed November 17, 2016.) View File Details Page

Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Exterior of Hibbs Building, ca. 1920-1950

Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Exterior of Hibbs Building, ca. 1920-1950

Horydczak, Theodor, Approximately, photographer. Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Exterior of Hibbs Building I. ca. 1920-ca. 1950. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/thc1995008858/PP/. (Accessed November 17, 2016.) View File Details Page

Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Interior of Hibbs Building, ca. 1920-1950

Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Interior of Hibbs Building, ca. 1920-1950

Horydczak, Theodor, Approximately, photographer. Hibbs Building, 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Interior of Hibbs Building I. ca. 1920-ca. 1950. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/thc1995008861/PP/. (Accessed November 17, 2016.) View File Details Page

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

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Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

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Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

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Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

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Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

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Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), circa 1991

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Hibbs Building (Folger Building), September 2008

Hibbs Building (Folger Building), September 2008

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Street Address:

725 15th Street, NW [map]

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“Hibbs Building (Folger Building),” DC Historic Sites, accessed May 26, 2017, http://historicsites.dcpreservation.org/items/show/283.
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