Category Archives: Downtown

2132 Florida Avenue NW

Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in America, has been at 2132 Florida Avenue and R Street for 38 years, owning and occupying the building.  Owner Nora Pouillon is retiring and has put the building and restaurant up for sale.  The restaurant closed on June 30, 2017.  The brick building is three stories, and […]

1025 F St. NW

The Woodward & Lothrup department store building is at 1025 F St. NW.  Built in 1886, the building was remodeled several times until it reached the current form in 1927.  The building is 10 stories, and originally contained 400,000 square feet.  The exterior includes painted cast iron details and leaded glass. Woodward & Lothrup went […]

Department of Agriculture – south building

The south building of the Department of Agriculture is at 14th and Independence, across from the administration building of the Department.  Completed in 1936, it was the largest office building in the world at that time.  It is brick, in the Classical style, and is connected by two large stone pedestrian bridges across Independence Avenue […]

Department of Agriculture – administrative building

The administrative building of the Department of Agriculture was built from 1904 to 1930, by architects Rankin, Kellogg and Crane, in the Beaux-Arts style.  It faces the Mall, and is the only non-public building on the Mall.  When the south building of the Department was built in 1936, two large stone pedestrian bridges were built […]

1330 New York Avenue, NW

1330 New York Avenue NW is the Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center of the Inter-American Development Bank.  The Conference Center is a five-story glass building, next to the taller main building of the Inter-American Development Bank.  The bank was founded in 1959 and is owned by 48 nations, as the primary source for development financing […]

100 Indiana Avenue NW

100 Indiana Avenue NW, the Vincent R. Sombrotto Building, is an eight-story office building, constructed in 1951, with a stone facade and unadorned windows.  It is owned by the National Association of Letter Carriers, and space is available in it for lease to other organizations.