Category Archives: Capitol Riverfront

1520 First St. SE

The Capitol Pumphouse is at 1520 First St. SE, on a pier in the Anacostia River near Nationals Stadium.  It was built in 1903, and pumped river water to the Capitol for use in steam heating until the 1950’s.  It was vacant for about 40 years, and in 2008 was refurbished to house the Earth […]

Building 113, Navy Yard Annex

Building 113 of the Navy Yard Annex was built in 1903, as a coppersmith shop.  It cost $32,000 to build, with a floor space of 12,000 square feet. The Navy Yard was established in 1799, and the Annex was constructed beginning in 1898 during the Spanish-American War, and extending through World War II. Most of […]

410 M St. SE

The Carroll Apartments, built in 1964, are at 410 M St. SE.  There are 56 one-bedroom apartments in the building.  These apartments are administered by the District Housing Authority, as affordable housing for seniors.

Building 202, Navy Yard Annex

Building 202 of the Navy Yard Annex was constructed in 1941 by the Public Works Administration.  It was used for gun assembly and manufacture of optical parts for the military.  Along with the other buildings in the Navy Yard Annex, it is now part of the Capitol Riverfront redevelopment, and is slated to be turned […]

Building 116, Navy Yard Annex

Building 116 of the Navy Yard Annex is at Boyer St. SE, by the Anacostia River. The Navy Yard was established in 1799.  The Navy Yard Annex, on the western side of the Navy Yard, was constructed beginning in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.  It consists of many large industrial buildings, primarily of red brick,  […]

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.

Building 170

Building 170, at 200 Tingey St. SE, is part of the historic Navy Yard Annex. It was built in 1919, as an electrical substation. It is a large brick building in the Colonial Revival style. The buildling is in the middle of the area under redevelopment as the Capitol Riverfront, and plans are for retail […]


The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency building, at First and M St. SE, was vacated in 2011 and is scheduled for complete tear-down in 2014. The building had been an imposing, secretive, and guarded building. In the fall of 2013, seven artists were invited to paint large murals on the building before it is demolished. The public […]