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Supreme Court Building

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
First and Capitol Streets, NE
National Register Number: 87001294
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: Federal.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Tours available.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 4, 1987):
Although the Constitution provided, in Article III, for the creation of a national judiciary, it took 145 years for the Court to find a permanent residence devoted to its needs. The construction of a building exclusively for the use of the Supreme Court in 1935, was a reaffirmation of the nation's faith in the doctrine of judicial independence and separation of powers.


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