The W. B. Hibbs & Co. Building, constructed in 1906-1908, and designed by Jules Henri de Sibour and Bruce Price, is most significant as an excellent example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. The Beaux-Arts style is representative of the era's popular City Beautiful movement, which strove to promote harmonious social order through urban beautification.
The building is also significant for its association with W. B. Hibbs & Co., which was founded in 1889 by William Beale Hibbs. At the time, Hibbs' firm was the only member of the New York Stock Exchange headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company currently operates under the name Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas.
DC listing: November 8, 1964
National Register listing: March 19, 1991