The Bond Building has been a pivotal structure in downtown DC’'s business and financial district since it was constructed in 1901. The seven-story Beaux Arts office building, designed by architect George S. Cooper (1864-1929), stands as a landmark to the prosperity and expansion of turn-of-the century Washington. Over the years, the building served as an office space for Senators, Congressmen, prominent attorneys and other professionals, as well as trade associations that have figured prominently in business life in DC and beyond.
In 1979, a developer bought the building and applied for a demolition permit. DC Superior Court Judge William E. Stewart Jr. blocked demolition in 1980. The Bond Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Between 1985 and 1986, the façade was incorporated into a new building on the original site.
DC Inventory: September 18, 1980
National Register: September 15, 1983