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State, War, And Navy Building

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
Southeast corner, Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street,NW
National Register Number: 69000293
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: State. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2002.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Web Site: www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Tours/OEOB/html/Welcome.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
Constructed (1871-88) for the State, War, and Navy Departments in the Second Empire version of the French Renaissance style. A complex Mansard roof caps tiers of hooded windows and columns; elaborate gaslight chandeliers, carved mantels, and spiraling staircases decorate the interior. Currently closed to the public due to security concerns.


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