This phototour showcases some of the buildings of the federal government and other national organizations located in our nation's capital. Anybody who's been to D.C. knows there are a gazillion government buildings and I couldn't possibly include them all here. What follows is an eclectic mix of buildings that I have photographed over the years. Note that monuments, memorials, and museums are not included here but are presented in other tours. Many of the federal buildings are done in Greek revival style (lots of columns and domes).
The National Mall is a unit of the National Park Service. Many of our nations's memorials and museums are located in and around the mall. The Capitol Building is located at the east end of the Mall and the Lincoln Memorial at the west end, with the Washington Monument approximately midway between the two.
View along Jefferson Drive on south side of Mall
Really Official Buildings
National Gallery of Art west and Pennsylvania Avenue
Some Buildings on Constitution Avenue
Union Station is a major train station and transportation hub located in D.C. It is the headquarters of Amtrak. The station was opened in 1907 and has since undergone extensive renovation including the addition of a headhouse in 1988 for use as a shopping mall. (A headhouse is part of a train station that doesn't contain tracks or platforms).
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