The Old Post Office, designed in the traditional Romanesque architecture of H.H. Richardson,  is one of Washington's few significant Romanesque Revival buildings on a monumental scale. It was the first Federal building erected on Pennsylvania Avenue…

Although a bill to create the office of the U.S. Archivist was first submitted in 1930, Congress did not establish the National Archives as an independent executive agency until 1934, at which time Dr. R.D.W. Conner was appointed Archivist by…

American spy Captain Nathan Hale became the first famous martyr of the American Revolution when he was captured and later executed by the British in 1776. At the gallows, Hale gained renown through his final words which appear around the circular…

Designed by the firm of Cope and Stewardson and built between 1904 and 1908, the District Building occupies an entire city block between E and D Streets, south of Pennsylvania Avenue. The base of the building is of grey granite from Blue Hill,…