Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District

Fifteenth St., from Pennsylvania Ave. to I St., NW, Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST (1979)

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Earliest commercial building (built as a tavern) remaining in downtown Washington; headquarters for British officers directing the burning of the White House; home of one of the first banks in the city and first home of firm which became Riggs National Bank. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-326)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 12, 2006
Reference number
84003900
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Financial institution
Current function
Financial institution
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 12
Non-contributing buildings: 10

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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