Department of Agriculture (Administration Building)

The Jamie L. Whitten Building is the main administrative building for the US Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture Administration Building is an extremely long building of white marble located on the National Mall. When it was built, it became one of the first government buildings to use reinforced concrete. The significance of the building is as a Neoclassical departmental headquarters, one of the type that characterizes much of modern Washington. The main portion of the building was designed by Rankin, Kellogg & Crane and built between 1904 and 1908; a central section was added in 1930.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964
National Register: January 24, 1974

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The Mall between 12th & 14th Streets, SW