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Central National Bank Building, 631 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
631 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-229
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Significance: The Central National Bank Building has stood at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and C Street since the mid-1860's. Originally a simple trapezoidal Renaissance Revival building, it is an early example of fire resistant construction in Washington. In 1887 the Central National Bank assumed ownership of the hotel and commissioned architect Alfred B. Mullett to design an addition to the west facade. Mullett's design included the erection of two distinctive corner towers. The St. Marc Hotel, and the buildings surrounding it, express a common scale and image of late Nineteenth Century commercial Washington at its height.

Subjects
Banks
Commercial Facilities
Hotels


Related Names
Mullett, Alfred B.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer, July 20, 1969 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST SHOWING NATIONAL BANK OF WASHINGTON
2. Historic American Buildings Survey George Eisenman, Photographer, 1967 WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. VIEW FROM THE SOUTHWEST


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