Neighborhood
Capitol Riverfront

NGIA

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 […]

Neighborhood
Downtown

Union Trust Building

The Union Trust Building, at 740 15th St. NW, was designed in 1906 by Wood, Donn & Deming. It is in the Neo-Classical Revival style, with Corinthian columns. The structure is made of concrete and steel, faced with Mt. Airy granite. After Union Trust, the building was later owned by the First American Bank. The […]

Neighborhood
West End

Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School

Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School is located at 1050 21st Street, N.W. It was built in 1868 as a school for freed slaves. Additions were built in the late 1800’s. When the school was closed in 2008, it was the oldest school building still in use in D.C. It has been vacant for the past six […]

Neighborhood
Downtown

1720 Massachusetts Avenue NW

1720 Massachusetts Avenue NW was built in 1930, and is a large rowhouse with 12,000 sq. ft. The building is the home of the Congressional Black Caucus, the institution for African-American U.S. Representatives and Senators, with its stated goal to be the “the premier research and educational institution dedicated to advancing the global black community” […]

Neighborhood
Downtown

Holy Rosary Church

Holy Rosary Church, at 595 Third St. NW, was established as an Italian parish in D.C. in 1913, and raised funds for its permanent building, where construction started in 1919. The bell tower was added in 1947. The church was scheduled to be demolished when highway 395 was built nearby, but protests ended up with […]

Neighborhood
Logan Circle

1333 R St.

1333 R St. NW is a 4,000 sq. ft. rowhouse divided into multiple apartments. It sold recently, in May 2014, for $2,000,000, and according to the real estate listing, needs a complete rehab. It was built in 1895.

Neighborhood
Eastern Market & Barracks Row

800 G St SE

The Washington Mechanic’s Savings Bank constructed this building in 1908. It was designed by Clarence Harding and Frank Upton, in the Beaux Arts style, using limestone, granite, and tan brick. The City Bank owned the building from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. The building was purchased and restored by the landscape architecture firm Oehme van […]

Neighborhood
Dupont Circle

2025 Massachusetts Avenue

2025 Massachusetts Avenue is a Romanesque stone and brick building with a circular tower and stained glass windows. It was constructed in 1885 by architect W. Bruce Gray, for owner Samuel M. Bryan. Bryan was a postal official in the U.S., and he was invited to go to Japan from 1872-1882 to reorganize the Japanese […]

Neighborhood
LeDroit Park

533 Florida Avenue NW

533 Florida Avenue is a multi-family house, part of a series of row houses along this block in LeDroit Park. It was built in 1906. The LeDroit Park neighborhood began in 1873 by Amzi Barber, and was one of the first suburbs of the city. Barber, known as the Asphalt King, was a pioneer in […]

Neighborhood
Downtown

2033 K St.

2033 K St. NW is an office building in the “Golden Triangle BID.” As quoted from the Golden Triangle site: “Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is a private non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that works to enhance the Golden Triangle neighborhood—a 43-block area of DC’s central business district that is home to […]