Attractions List of Famous Washington, D.C. Buildings & Structures

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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 first opened, but only 150,000 square feet by 1998. Internal build-outs increased the interior space to 187,000 square feet by 2006. Several small buildings and a surface parking lot originally occupied the 14,927-square foot site. The John Akridge Companies acquired the location in January 1979 for about $200 a square foot. The buildings and parking lot were razed, and construction began in the ...more on Wikipedia

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

Opened: Jan 01 1980

Floors: 12

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. The museum is operated by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. The museum's executive director is Laura Apelbaum. The museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites, and Historic American Buildings Survey. It is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States. It is also an official project of the ...more on Wikipedia

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 technologies. Using funds generated by the Volta Laboratory, Bell later founded the Volta Bureau in 1887 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge relating to the deaf", and merged with the American Association for the Promotion and Teaching of Speech to the Deaf in 1908. It was renamed as the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf in 1956 and then the Alexander Graham Bell Association ...more on Wikipedia

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 site where a fine old mansion with a slave pen in the rear had once stood, the American Federation of Labor dedicated its new international headquarters. President Woodrow Wilson delivered the chief address. The imposing seven story brick and limestone building served to symbolize the Federation's growth from, in the words of its founder, Samuel Gompers, "a weakling into the strongest, best ...more on Wikipedia

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

Opened: Jan 01 1916

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