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Home > District of Columbia > Washington > Patent Office Building, Bounded by Seventh, Ninth, F & G Streets, Northwes, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



B&W Photos
South Front And West Side
HB276381
South Front And West Side
Interior Courtyard, From The East
HB276382
Interior Courtyard, From The East
Interior Courtyard, From The Northeast
HB276383
Interior Courtyard, From The Northeast
Detail, South Front, Portico (elevation)
HB276384
Detail, South Front, Portico (elevation)
Detail, South Front, Portico (oblique View From The Southwest)
HB276385
Detail, South Front, Portico (oblique View From The Southwest)
Detail, South Front, Portico, View Between Rows Of Columns
HB276386
Detail, South Front, Portico, View Between Rows Of Columns
Detail, South Front, Portico, Column Capitals
HB276387
Detail, South Front, Portico, Column Capitals
Detail, South Front, Portico, Column Capital And Cornice, West Corner
HB276388
Detail, South Front, Portico, Column Capital And Cornice, West Corner
Detail, South Front, Pilasters And Cornice (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
HB276389
Detail, South Front, Pilasters And Cornice (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
Detail, South Front, Entrance Door (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
HB276390
Detail, South Front, Entrance Door (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
Detail, Ground Floor, Window (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
HB276391
Detail, Ground Floor, Window (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
Detail, Interior Courtyard, Water Fountain
HB276392
Detail, Interior Courtyard, Water Fountain
Detail, Iron Stair Railing, Street Level To Ground Floor Level (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
HB276393
Detail, Iron Stair Railing, Street Level To Ground Floor Level (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
Detail, Iron Stair Railing, Street Level To Ground Floor Level, Showing Newel Post (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
HB276394
Detail, Iron Stair Railing, Street Level To Ground Floor Level, Showing Newel Post (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
Detail, Iron Fence (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
HB276395
Detail, Iron Fence (2 X 2 Negative; 5 X 7 Print)
Interior, Basement, General View Of Garage
HB276396
Interior, Basement, General View Of Garage
Interior, General View Of Sandstone Gallery
HB276397
Interior, General View Of Sandstone Gallery
Interior, Sandstone Gallery, Detail Of Columns
HB276398
Interior, Sandstone Gallery, Detail Of Columns
Interior, Granite Gallery, General View From The Northeast
HB276399
Interior, Granite Gallery, General View From The Northeast
Interior, Double Stairway Leading To Model Hall
HB276400
Interior, Double Stairway Leading To Model Hall
Interior, Double Stairway Leading To Model Hall, Detail Of One Flight (5 X 7 Negative; 8 X 10 Print)
HB276401
Interior, Double Stairway Leading To Model Hall, Detail Of One Flight (5 X 7 Negative; 8 X 10 Print)
Interior, Double Stairway Leading To Model Hall, Detail Of Railing
HB276402
Interior, Double Stairway Leading To Model Hall, Detail Of Railing
Interior, Model Hall, Entrance As Seen From Stair Landing
HB276403
Interior, Model Hall, Entrance As Seen From Stair Landing
Interior, Model Hall, Entrance As Seen From Hall Interior
HB276404
Interior, Model Hall, Entrance As Seen From Hall Interior
Interior, Model Hall, Looking East
HB276405
Interior, Model Hall, Looking East
Interior, Model Hall, Western Section, Looking Southwest From Balcony
HB276406
Interior, Model Hall, Western Section, Looking Southwest From Balcony
Interior, Model Hall, Western Section, Looking West From Balcony
HB276407
Interior, Model Hall, Western Section, Looking West From Balcony
Interior, Model Hall, Detail Of Floor Tiles
HB276408
Interior, Model Hall, Detail Of Floor Tiles
Interior, Model Hall, Detail Of Column Capital
HB276409
Interior, Model Hall, Detail Of Column Capital
Interior, Model Hall, Door, Detail Of Etched Glass
HB276410
Interior, Model Hall, Door, Detail Of Etched Glass
Interior, Lincoln Gallery, East Wing Looking South
HB276411
Interior, Lincoln Gallery, East Wing Looking South
Interior, Third Floor, Landing, Southeast Corner
HB276412
Interior, Third Floor, Landing, Southeast Corner
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Library Of Congress, #usz62-24770) ([???]) M
HB276413
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Library Of Congress, #usz62-24770) ([???]) M'clees, Photographer 1859 South Portico, With Post Office In Foreground (4 X 5 Negative; 8 X 10 Print)
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Library Of Congress, #usz6-166) Kilburn Bros., Photographers 1889 South Front From The Southeast (4 X 5 Negative, 8 X 10 Print)
HB276414
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Library Of Congress, #usz6-166) Kilburn Bros., Photographers 1889 South Front From The Southeast (4 X 5 Negative, 8 X 10 Print)
Photocopy Of Drawing (from Library Of Congress) Artist Unknown 1891 South Front From The Southwest
HB276415
Photocopy Of Drawing (from Library Of Congress) Artist Unknown 1891 South Front From The Southwest
Photocopy Of Photograph Standard Scenic Company, Photographers 1907 South Front Looking West
HB276416
Photocopy Of Photograph Standard Scenic Company, Photographers 1907 South Front Looking West
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Brady Handy Collection, Library Of Congress, #bh 8234-48) Photographer Unknown, Ca
HB276417
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Brady Handy Collection, Library Of Congress, #bh 8234-48) Photographer Unknown, Ca


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Item Title


Location
Northwes, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-130
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N812).
Building/structure dates: 1836 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1877 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1936 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000902
Significance: One of the foremost examples of Greek Revival architecture in America. During the 19th century was the largest of Washington's government buildings, housing a variety of agencies. Famous people associate width the building include Abraham Lincoln, whose second inaugural was held there, and Clara Barton and Walt Whitman, who were employed there.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Civil Service
Office Buildings


Related Names
Elliott, William P.
Mills, Robert
Cluss & Schulze
Faulkner, Fryer & Faulkner
Underwood, Bayard
Becker, Bryan, Photographer
Hartman-Cox Architects, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH FRONT AND WEST SIDE
2. INTERIOR COURTYARD, FROM THE EAST
3. INTERIOR COURTYARD, FROM THE NORTHEAST
4. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PORTICO (ELEVATION)
5. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PORTICO (OBLIQUE VIEW FROM THE SOUTHWEST)
6. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PORTICO, VIEW BETWEEN ROWS OF COLUMNS
7. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PORTICO, COLUMN CAPITALS
8. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PORTICO, COLUMN CAPITAL AND CORNICE, WEST CORNER
9. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PILASTERS AND CORNICE (2 x 2 negative; 5 x 7 print)
10. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, ENTRANCE DOOR (2 x 2 negative; 5 x 7 print)
11. DETAIL, GROUND FLOOR, WINDOW (2 x 2 negative; 5 x 7 print)
12. DETAIL, INTERIOR COURTYARD, WATER FOUNTAIN
13. DETAIL, IRON STAIR RAILING, STREET LEVEL TO GROUND FLOOR LEVEL (2 x 2 negative; 5 x 7 print)
14. DETAIL, IRON STAIR RAILING, STREET LEVEL TO GROUND FLOOR LEVEL, SHOWING NEWEL POST (2 x 2 negative; 5 x 7 print)
15. DETAIL, IRON FENCE (2 x 2 negative; 5 x 7 print)
16. INTERIOR, BASEMENT, GENERAL VIEW OF GARAGE
17. INTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW OF SANDSTONE GALLERY
18. INTERIOR, SANDSTONE GALLERY, DETAIL OF COLUMNS
19. INTERIOR, GRANITE GALLERY, GENERAL VIEW FROM THE NORTHEAST
20. INTERIOR, DOUBLE STAIRWAY LEADING TO MODEL HALL
21. INTERIOR, DOUBLE STAIRWAY LEADING TO MODEL HALL, DETAIL OF ONE FLIGHT (5 x 7 negative; 8 x 10 print)
22. INTERIOR, DOUBLE STAIRWAY LEADING TO MODEL HALL, DETAIL OF RAILING
23. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, ENTRANCE AS SEEN FROM STAIR LANDING
24. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, ENTRANCE AS SEEN FROM HALL INTERIOR
25. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, LOOKING EAST
26. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, WESTERN SECTION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM BALCONY
27. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, WESTERN SECTION, LOOKING WEST FROM BALCONY
28. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, DETAIL OF FLOOR TILES
29. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, DETAIL OF COLUMN CAPITAL
30. INTERIOR, MODEL HALL, DOOR, DETAIL OF ETCHED GLASS
31. INTERIOR, LINCOLN GALLERY, EAST WING LOOKING SOUTH
32. INTERIOR, THIRD FLOOR, LANDING, SOUTHEAST CORNER
33. Photocopy of photograph (from Library of Congress, #USZ62-24770) ([???]) M'Clees, Photographer 1859 SOUTH PORTICO, WITH POST OFFICE IN FOREGROUND (4 x 5 negative; 8 x 10 print)
34. Photocopy of photograph (from Library of Congress, #USZ6-166) Kilburn Bros., Photographers 1889 SOUTH FRONT FROM THE SOUTHEAST (4 x 5 negative, 8 x 10 print)
35. Photocopy of drawing (from Library of Congress) Artist unknown 1891 SOUTH FRONT FROM THE SOUTHWEST
36. Photocopy of photograph Standard Scenic Company, Photographers 1907 SOUTH FRONT LOOKING WEST
37. Photocopy of photograph (from Brady Handy Collection, Library of Congress, #BH 8234-48) Photographer unknown, ca. 1910 SOUTH FRONT FROM THE WEST (4 x 5 negative, 8 x 10 print)
SOUTH FRONT FROM THE SOUTHWEST
SOUTH FRONT FROM THE SOUTHEAST
General view


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