Equitable Cooperative Building Association (and Interior)

This is the longtime headquarters of one of the city's oldest and most successful savings and loans, founded in 1879.

The Equitable Co-Operative Building Association is a monumental scaled, one-story bank building in the classical revival style. Built in 1912, it is a prototypical example of a “temple front” bank building, with a facade that features four marble Ionic columns in antis supporting a flat entablature.

Behind the row of columns, a brick façade sits on an articulated limestone base with central monumental entry and flanking windows. The entry includes a pair of outer sliding bronze doors behind which is pair of non-original wood doors with brass transom above. The windows are wood casements capped by a single transom. All openings are surrounded by limestone aediculae consisting of a entablature, brackets and banding resting on the limestone base of the facade.

DC designation July 28, 1994 (includes banking hall interior)
National Register listing December 29, 1994



Equitable Cooperative Building Association, 1989 tif / 5.69 MB Download


915 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.