The Washington Loan and Trust Building is prominently situated opposite Old Patent Office. It is home to the city's first trust company, originally organized in 1889, Brainerd H. Warner, President, which was acquired by Riggs Bank in 1954. The building is one of city's first skyscrapers, built prior to height limitations. The Washington Loan and Trust Building boasts a Richardsonian Romanesque facade of rock-faced granite with arched windows with a mixture of masonry bearing wall and cast iron construction. Some original interior features including ornamental cast iron stairs. The main banking room was enlarged and remodeled in the Classical Revival style in 1911‑12.
James G. Hill, architect
Addition by Arthur B. Heaton, 1926‑27
DC Inventory: November 8, 1964
National Register: May 6, 1971