The Ellipse, Washington DC Photos

Southwest of the White House, several major organizations have elegant headquarters or museums.

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The Octagon, temporary White House after War of 1812 then HQ of American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC.Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.American National Red Cross Building. Washington, DC.Constitution Hall of Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, DC.
The Octagon (c1800) (1799 New York Ave. NW) served as home to President James & Dolly Madison while the White House was rebuilt after War of 1812. Washington, DC. Architect: Dr. William Thornton. On National Register.Corcoran Gallery of Art (1928) (17th St. at New York Ave. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: Charles Adams Platt. On National Register.American National Red Cross (1913-7) (17th & D Sts. NW) dedicated to women in the Civil War. Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: Trowbridge & Livingston. On National Register.Constitution Hall (1929) (311 18th St. NW) was built as a concert hall by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival. Architect: John Russell Pope. On National Register.
Constitution Hall of Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, DC.Constitution Hall of Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, DC.OAS building. Washington, DC.OAS building. Washington, DC.
Front porch of Constitution Hall (1929). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival.Round portico on side of Constitution Hall (1929). Washington, DC. Style: Classical revival.Organization of American States (OAS) [aka Pan American Union] building (1910) (17th St. between C St. & Constitution Ave. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Albert Kelsey. On National Register.OAS building portal. Washington, DC.
Mayan motif lamp of OAS building. Washington, DC.Mayan motif lamp of OAS building. Washington, DC.Statue of Queen Isabella Catolica at OAS building. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.
Mayan motif lamp in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Mayan glass panels in lamp in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Statue of Queen Isabella Catolica in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building corner detail. Washington, DC.
Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.Winged American Expeditionary Forces monument & Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.
Old Executive Office Building with flowers. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building lamp stand with blossoms. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building with trees in blossoms. Washington, DC.Winged American Expeditionary Forces monument & Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.
Flowers near the White House. Washington, DC.


Flowers near the White House. Washington, DC.



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