The Brodhead-Bell-Morton mansion is significant both for its architecture and for its role in the history of Washington during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The building is an example of the Beaux Arts style, and as a…

The Real Estate Trust building stands unique among Washington’s early 20th century office buildings. The building is a steel and concrete frame structure, sheathed in ivory-colored terra cotta with poly chrome accents. Its ground floor is clad in…

The Bond Building has been a pivotal structure in downtown Washington's business and financial district since it was constructed in 1901. The seven-story Beaux Arts office building, designed by architect George S. Cooper, stands as a landmark to the…

Designed by noted local architect Jules Henri de Sibour, the Beaux Arts Hamilton Hotel opened in 1922. The eleven-story limestone and terra cotta building offered out-of-town guests and locals meeting rooms, a gracious dining room, and a cocktail…

Chartered by Congress as a social club for the spouses of Senators, Representatives, Cabinet members, and Supreme Court Justices, the Congressional Club is a distinctive classical building with a prominent domed rotunda at the corner of 16th Street…

Walter Reed General Hospital is one of the oldest operating Army general hospitals, and has played an important role in medical advancements throughout its history. Since 1924, it has been associated with medical education as the site of the Walter…

Built in 1910 from designs by architects Wyeth and Sullivan, the Pullman House was the property of Mrs. George M. Pullman, the widow of the sleeping car magnate. Although she never occupied the building, the Russian Czarist government did so for…

Built in 1898, the Olympia is the only remaining apartment house from the first wave of construction—spurred by the opening of the electric streetcar line in 1892—along upper 14th Street in Columbia Heights. As is typical of most late 19th-century…

The distinctive Beaux Arts facade of the National Metropolitan Bank Building forms a strong architectural unit with the adjacent Albee Building, balancing Robert Mills' superb east side of the Treasury Department and complementing it in scale,…

The House Chamber in the Capitol opened in 1857, but the number of representatives quickly grew from 193 to 391 due to westward expansion, as more and more states began to join the Union. As more constituents and growing workloads put increasing…