National Bank of Washington

Headquarters of one of city's longest-lived banks and founded in 1809 as the Bank of Washington, this was the first Washington bank of purely local origin and interest.

Built between 1888 and 1889 by Daniel J. Macarty, following the designs of architect James G. Hill, the National Bank of Washington remains one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in Washington. Situated at a focal point in the original L'Enfant plan, this building was once of great significance to Washingtonians as DC's first purely local bank.

DC Inventory: July 24, 1968
National Register: May 8, 1974



301 7th Street, NW