U.S. Court of Military Appeals

Built from 1908 to 1910, this was the first building to expand the District of Columbia Courts complex in Judiciary Square.

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals (now United States Court of Military Appeals) is an example of Greek Revival architecture, designed by Elliott Woods, Architect of the Capitol from 1902 to 1923. He designed the Court of Appeals with great sensitivity to respect the adjacent former Washington City Hall of 1820, which now serves as the District of Columbia Courthouse.

The Court of Appeals building is exceptionally well executed. The materials are fine without being lavish, and the refined restraint displayed throughout the structure exemplifies the best architectural thought of the conservative school during the first decade of this century.

DC Inventory: March 3, 1979
National Register: January 21, 1974
Within Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site



450 E St., NW, Washington, D.C.