Monthly Archives: October 2014

1706 18th St. NW

1706 18th St. NW is a large four-story townhouse built in 1912. The architect was Jules Henri de Sibour, who designed many D.C. offices, embassies, residences, and apartments in the Beaux-Arts style. The original owner was Margaret Cameron. The building is now the Russian News and Information Agency offices.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded by William Corcoran in 1869, and ceased to operate as the Corcoran on October 1, 2014. The original gallery was in what is now the Renwick Museum. The gallery expanded to this building in 1897. Architect Ernest Flagg designed the building in the French Beaux-Arts style, with some […]

National Bank of Washington

The National Bank of Washington is at 301 7th St. NW. The original building was a trapezoid, to fit on the land at the intersection of 7th St., C St., and Indiana Avenue, and to face the open Market Square plaza. It was designed by James Hill in 1889, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The […]

700 F St. NW – Hotel Monaco

700 F St NW has been the Hotel Monaco since 2002. It was built as the General Post Office, in 1842 by architect Robert Mills, clad in marble with design elements referencing the Temple of Jupiter. The Post Office occupied the building until 1897, then it was the General Land Office and the Tariff Office […]

1105-1107 4th St. SE

1105-1107 4th St SE was built in 2012, part of a section of rowhouses built as part of the Capitol Riverfront redevelopment. A total of 323 rowhouses were built, combining affordable homes for rent or purchase with market-rate homes.