National Geographic

The original National Geographic building, at 16th and M, was built in 1902.  It is named Hubbard Hall, after the first president of the society, Gardiner Greene Hubbard.  Hubbard’s son-in-law, Alexander Graham Bell, and his wife were involved with plans for the construction.  The architects were the D.C. firm of Hornblower & Marshall.  The reflections in the door are from the American Chemical Society building across 16th St.

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