Category: Washington,DC architectural tours

The Municipal Center, between Pa. Ave and Judiciary Square

Sculpture of two businessmen playing chess at John Marshall Place. Several of the surrounding buildings were WPA projects from the late 1930s into the early 1940s.  The Newsuem replaced the Old Public Library. But the Municipal Building, the D.C. Recorder of Deeds,both by municipal architect Nathan Wyeth, survive as does the U.S. District Court Building.   All the buildings are late, blander versions of stripped classicism of the 1930s.west side chess players.jpgDC recorder of Deed (1).jpgDC recorder of Deed 515 D St..jpgMunicipal bldg south.jpgDC recorder of Deed_DxOVP.jpg

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My Dupont Circle, Lafayette Park, and Embassy Row architectural tours are available for booking on groupon.com or meetrip.com. Or if you have any questions please call me (301 467-2831) or email me at architecturalphoto@mac.com. Since they are custom tours I can book them on any date or time you want. Thanks,Bill

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