Japanese Embassy

2520 Massachusetts Ave., NW., Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey J. Alexander, Photographer, 1971 MAIN FACADE THROUGH ENTRANCE GATES

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

This building, in the Georgian manner, was designed as an embassy. It exemplifies the last stage of Beaux-Arts influence in Washington and is one of the few full-scale, formal estates in the city. The estate includes the house and its dependencies (with a tea house, two chancery buildings, and recreational facilities). Located in Square 2500, Los 851, 852, and 852 (formerly Lots 8-16 and 35-43); and Lots 871, 873, and 874, the landscaping complements Rock Creek Park. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 1973
Reference number
73002092
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Other architectural type; Neo-Georgian
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Diplomatic building
Current function
Diplomatic building
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1932; 1952; 1960
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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