Downtown, Washington DC Photos

Washington's business district lies east of the White House & contains many notable buildings.

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Bond Building. Washington, DC.Southern Building. Washington, DC.Southern Building. Washington, DC.Southern Building. Washington, DC.
Bond Building (1901) (1404 New York Ave. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: George S. Cooper. On National Register.Southern Building (1912) (H & 15th St. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co..Southern Building facade. Washington, DC.Southern Building entrance. Washington, DC.
Union Trust Building / American Bar Association Building. Washington, DC.Union Trust Building / American Bar Association Building. Washington, DC.Art Deco-style Walker Building. Washington, DC.Art Deco mosaic in Walker Building. Washington, DC.
Union Trust Building / American Bar Association (1907) (740 15th St. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Wood, Donn & Deming. On National Register.Union Trust Building / American Bar Association facade. Washington, DC.Art Deco-style Walker Building (734 15th St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Art Deco.Art Deco mosaic in Walker Building. Washington, DC. Style: Art Deco.
Art Deco lobby in Walker Building. Washington, DC.Art Deco mailbox in Walker Building. Washington, DC.Art Deco grill over door of Walker Building. Washington, DC.W. B. Hibbs & Co / Folger Building. Washington, DC.
Art Deco lobby in Walker Building. Washington, DC. Style: Art Deco.Art Deco mailbox in Walker Building. Washington, DC. Style: Art Deco.Art Deco grill over door of Walker Building with view to Folger Building. Washington, DC. Style: Art Deco.W. B. Hibbs & Co / Folger Building entrance arch statuary. Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts.
W. B. Hibbs & Co / Folger Building. Washington, DC.W. B. Hibbs & Co / Folger Building. Washington, DC.Sun Trust Bank Building. Washington, DC.Sun Trust Bank Building. Washington, DC.
W. B. Hibbs & Co / Folger Building (1906-8) (725-7 15th St. NW) with modern infill. Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: Jules Henri de Sibour. On National Register.W. B. Hibbs & Co / Folger Building mansard roof. Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts.Sun Trust / National Safe Deposit, Savings & Trust Co. Bank (1888) (719 15th St. NW) with gold-domed corner turret over red brick & terra cotta. Washington, DC. Architect: James Windrim.Sun Trust Bank clock tower. Washington, DC.
Sun Trust Bank Building. Washington, DC.Sun Trust Bank Building. Washington, DC.Sun Trust Bank Building. Washington, DC.Riggs National Bank. Washington, DC.
Sun Trust Bank swan-neck pediment in copper & red brick. Washington, DC.Sun Trust Bank entrance. Washington, DC.Sun Trust Bank corner tower. Washington, DC.Riggs National Bank (1924) (1503--1505 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival. Architect: Appleton P. Clark, Jr.. On National Register.
Treasury Building. Washington, DC.Alexander Hamilton statue at Treasury Building. Washington, DC.New York Ave. Streetscape. Washington, DC.Sears House formerly Apex, Brady & Gilman Bldgs. & Temperance Fountain. Washington, DC.
U.S. Department of the Treasury Building (1836, 1855-9) (1500 Pennsylvania Ave.). Washington, DC. Style: Greek revival. Architect: Robert Mills, then Thomas U. Walter, Ammi B. Young, Alfred B. Mullet. On National Register.Alexander Hamilton statue in front of Treasury Building. Washington, DC.Streetscape of New York Ave. between 14th & 15th Sts. NW. Washington, DC.Sears House formerly Apex, Brady & Gilman Bldgs. (1859, expanded 1887) (625-633 Pennsylvania Ave.) held studios of photographer Mathew Brady till 1873. Temperance Fountain (1882). Washington, DC.
Victorian & modern buildings on Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC.National Metropolitan Bank Building. Washington, DC.Hotel Washington Building. Washington, DC.Hotel Washington Building. Washington, DC.
Victorian & modern buildings mix on Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC.National Metropolitan Bank Building (1907) (655 15th St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: Gordon, Tracy & Swartwout. On National Register.Hotel Washington (1917) (515 15th St. NW) with silhouettes. Washington, DC. Architect: Carrère & Hastings. On National Register.Neoclassical Lincoln & Washington portraits on facade of Hotel Washington. Washington, DC.
Commercial skyscraper with terra cotta lions. Washington, DC.Commercial skyscraper with terra cotta lions. Washington, DC.National Bank of Washington Building. Washington, DC.National Press Building. Washington, DC.
Commercial skyscraper (605 14th St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Sullivaneque.Commercial skyscraper with terra cotta lions (605 14th St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Sullivaneque.National Bank of Washington (619 14th & G St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival.National Press Building (1927) & modern National Place (1984) which incorporates it in block E to F &13-14th St. NW. Washington, DC. Architect: Mitchell / Giurgola Architects.
National Press Building. Washington, DC.Baltimore Sun Building. Washington, DC.Baltimore Sun Building & Harris & Ewing Photographic Studio. Washington, DC.Modern building at F &13th St. NW. Washington, DC.
Details of reliefs in niche of National Press Building (1927). Washington, DC.Details of Baltimore Sun Building (1885-7) (1317 F St. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Alfred B. Mullett. On National Register.Baltimore Sun Building (1885-7) & Harris & Ewing Photographic Studio (1924). Washington, DC. On National Register.Modern building at F & 13th St. NW. Washington, DC.
Modern building at F &13th St. NW. Washington, DC.F St. streetscape from 13th St. NW. Washington, DC.Church of the Epiphany. Washington, DC.Cast iron building at G & 11th St. NW. Washington, DC.
Building at F at 13th St. NW with modern rotunda. Washington, DC.F St. streetscape from 13th St. NW. Washington, DC.Church of the Epiphany (1844) (1317 G St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Gothic revival. Architect: John W. Harkness. On National Register.Cast iron building facade repurposed as Metro Center Station entrance (G & 11th St. NW). Washington, DC.
Cast iron building at G & 11th St. NW. Washington, DC.National Union Building. Washington, DC.Equitable Co-operative Building. Washington, DC.Julius Lansburgh, Furniture Co Building. Washington, DC.
Details of cast iron building corner at G & 11th St. NW. Washington, DC.National Union Building facade (1890). Washington, DC. Style: Victorian Romanesque. On National Register.Equitable Co-operative Building (1911) (915 F St. NW) Association. Washington, DC. Style: Greek revival. Architect: Frederic B. Pyle. On National Register.Julius Lansburgh, Furniture Co. (1922) (909 F St. NW) now a Masonic Temple. Washington, DC. Architect: Cluss & Kammerhueber. On National Register.
9th St. south of F St. including J. Edgar Hoover FBI HQ building. Washington, DC.Victorian commercial architecture of 800 Block of F St. NW. Washington, DC.Victorian commercial architecture of 800 Block of F St. NW. Washington, DC.Victorian commercial architecture of 800 Block of F St. NW. Washington, DC.
Streetscape of 9th St. south of F St. including J. Edgar Hoover FBI HQ building (1974). Washington, DC.Eight Hundred Block of F St. NW (1875-92) restored to house International Spy Museum. Washington, DC. Style: Italianate. Architect: Nicholas T. Haller. On National Register.Victorian commercial architecture of Eight Hundred Block of F St. NW. Washington, DC. Style: Italianate. On National Register.810 F St. NW (1875-92) show rhythmic window pattern. Washington, DC. Style: Italianate. On National Register.
International Spy Museum. Washington, DC.National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.General Post Office now Hotel Monaco. Washington, DC.Hotel Monaco lobby in restored General Post Office. Washington, DC.
International Spy Museum corner F & 8th St. NW. Washington, DC. Style: Italianate. On National Register.National Portrait Gallery (1836 & 67) (F at 8th St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Greek revival. Architect: Davis, Town, Elliot then Mills, Clark, & Walter. On National Register.General Post Office (1842 & 66) (F at 7th St. NW) now Hotel Monaco. Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival. Architect: Robert Mills, then Thomas U. Walter. On National Register.Hotel Monaco lobby in restored General Post Office. Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival. On National Register.
Terrell Place. Washington, DC.Terrell Place. Washington, DC.MCI Center. Washington, DC.Museum of Building / former Pension Building. Washington, DC.
Terrell Place (575 7th at F St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Chicago.Terrell Place window detail with gargoyles. Washington, DC. Style: Chicago.MCI Center sports & events arena. Washington, DC.Museum of Building / former Pension Building (1885) (4th & 5th Sts. between F & G Sts. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Montgomery C. Meigs. On National Register.
Museum of Building workers sculpture at Pension Building. Washington, DC.Civil War frieze of Pension Building. Washington, DC.Interior columns in Museum of Building / Pension Building. Washington, DC.Lions of National Law Enforcement Memorial on Judiciary Square. Washington, DC.
Museum of Building theme sculpture showing workers. Washington, DC.Pension Building (1885) was built to serve veterans of U.S. Civil War so frieze features military scenes. Washington, DC.Museum of Building features tall interior columns & was once one of Washington's largest spaces, site of several inaugural balls. Washington, DC.National Law Enforcement Memorial on Judiciary Square is guarded by vigilant lions. Washington, DC.
Lions of National Law Enforcement Memorial on Judiciary Square. Washington, DC.National Museum of Women in the Arts / former Masonic Temple. Washington, DC.National Museum of Women in the Arts / former Masonic Temple. Washington, DC.Inter-American Development Bank. Washington, DC.
National Law Enforcement Memorial with lioness & cubs over names of fallen police officers. Washington, DC.National Museum of Women in the Arts / former Masonic Temple (1908) (801 Thirteenth St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival. Architect: Wood, Donn & Deming. On National Register.National Museum of Women in the Arts / former Masonic Temple (1908) (801 Thirteenth St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival. Architect: Wood, Donn & Deming.Inter-American Development Bank (1985) (1300 New York Ave. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Franklin School on Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Moorish-style ALMAS shrine on Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Statue of John Barry, Commodore US Navy in Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Modern building on Franklin Square. Washington, DC.
Franklin School (1869) (13th & K Sts. NW) faces Franklin Square. Washington, DC. Architect: Cluss, Adolph. On National Register.Moorish-style ALMAS shrine (1315 K St. NW) on Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Statue of John Barry, Commodore US Navy in Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Modern building with two spires fills 1300 block of K St. Franklin Square. Washington, DC.
Fruit trees blossom in Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Cherry blossoms in Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Franklin Tower on Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Statue Thomas in Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.
Fruit trees in blossom in Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Cherry blossoms in Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Franklin Tower (1401 I St. NW) on Franklin Square. Washington, DC.Equestrian statue of Civil War General Thomas in front of steeple of National City Christian Church. Washington, DC.
Statue Thomas on Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.Statue of Martin Luther at Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.Luther Place Memorial Church at Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.
Statue of Civil War hero Thomas (1879) by J.Q. Award in Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.National City Christian Church (1930) (Thomas Circle). Washington, DC. Architect: John Russell Pope.Statue of Martin Luther at Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.Octagonal steeple of Luther Place Memorial Church (1870) (Thomas Circle). Washington, DC. Style: Gothic. Architect: Judson York.
Luther Place Memorial Church at Thomas Circle. Washington, DC.


Octagonal steeple of Luther Place Memorial Church (1870) (Thomas Circle). Washington, DC. Style: Gothic. Architect: Judson York. On National Register.



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