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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Washington, D.C. skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Washington, D.C. architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Washington, D.C. are included on this list. Information about these Washington, D.C. buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Washington, D.C. and older historic landmarks.

List features buildings like National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Washington, D.C.?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Washington, D.C.. Famous architectural houses within the city of Washington, D.C. are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
1090 Vermont Avenue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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1090 Vermont Avenue


1090 Vermont Avenue NW is a high-rise modernist office building in Washington, D.C., which is tied with the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel as the fourth-tallest commercial building in the city. The building is 187 feet high and has 12 floors. It contained about 160,000 square feet of space when it ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Opened: Jan 01 1980

Floors: 12

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Lillian & Albert Small Jewish ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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The Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum, also known as the Adas Israel Synagogue, is located at 701 Third Street Northwest Washington, D.C., in the Judiciary Square neighborhood. It is the oldest surviving synagogue building in the District. It was erected in 1876 by the Adas Israel Congregation. ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Opened: Jan 01 1876

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Volta Laboratory and Bureau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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The Volta Laboratory and the Volta Bureau were created in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. by Alexander Graham Bell. The Volta Laboratory was founded in 1880–1881 with Charles Sumner Tainter and Bell's cousin, Chichester Bell, for the research and development of telecommunication, phonograph and other ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Architecture Firm: Peabody and Stearns

Created By: Peabody and Stearns

Style: Neoclassical architecture

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American Federation of Labor B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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American Federation of Labor Building


The American Federation of Labor Building is a seven-story brick and limestone building located in Washington, D.C. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. It housed the American Federation of Labor for 40 years. The National Park Service, in 1974, described it: On July 4, 1916, at a ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Opened: Jan 01 1916

Style: Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements

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American Institute of Pharmacy... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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The American Institute of Pharmacy Building, also known as the Americal Pharmaceutical Association Building and the American Pharmacists Association Building is a late Beaux Arts style building in Washington, D.C., the headquarters of the American Pharmacists Association. The building, prominently ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Opened: Jan 01 1932

Created By: John Russell Pope

Style: Classical Revival, Beaux-Arts architecture

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American Red Cross National He... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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American Red Cross National Headquarters is a building in Washington, D.C. that was constructed between 1915 and 1917. It serves both as a memorial to women who served in the American Civil War and as the headquarters building for the American Red Cross. It was declared a National Historic Landmark ...more

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City/Town: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C., USA

Style: Neoclassical architecture, Beaux-Arts architecture

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Apartment Building at 2225 N S... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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Apartment Building at 2225 N Street


The Apartment Building at 2225 N Street in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. was constructed in 1924 by local real estate developers Harry Wardman and Eugene Waggaman. In 1994, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Opened: Jan 01 1924

Created By: Harry Wardman

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Armstrong Manual Training Scho... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures
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Armstrong Manual Training School


The Armstrong Manual Training School, also known as the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Technical High School, is a historic school, located at 1st Street and P Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Truxton Circle neighborhood. ...more

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City/Town: Washington, D.C., USA

Architect: Waddy Butler Wood

Created By: Waddy Butler Wood

Style: Classical Revival

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