United States Court of Federal Claims

The United States Court of Federal Claims is at 717 Madison Place NW, on Lafayette Square by the White House. The purpose of the court is to hear claims for monetary damages against the Federal government. It had been located at several locations near Lafayette Square since 1885, and in 1967 moved to its present location. Architect John Carl Warnecke designed this building and the new Executive Office Building, both designed to complement the historic houses around Lafayette Square, in consultation with Jackie Kennedy who worked to preserve the old Lafayette Square houses when the original government plan was to tear them down.