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This mammoth square, which causes all sorts of disastrous navigational problems for motorists unfamiliar with the intricacies of New York and Massachusetts Avenues, is dominated by one beautiful and similarly mammoth Beaux-Arts building at its center.
This mammoth square, which causes all sorts of disastrous navigational problems for motorists unfamiliar with the intricacies of New York and Massachusetts Avenues, is dominated by one beautiful and similarly mammoth Beaux-Arts building at its center. Constructed in 1903 with funding purely from Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy, this was originally the second headquarters of the D.C. Public Library. The current owner is the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., which has struggled to find funds to keep the lights on, but has in 2012 re-opened its exhibits and research library to the public.
801 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Housed in the Carnegie Library building on Mount Vernon Square, the Historical Society of Washington DC is dedicated to the local history of the city
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors the federal, state, and local policemen who have lost their lives in the line of duty
Located in the Pension Building, the building itself is highly recommended for its architecture, with an expansive open interior space with massive columns
Koshland is very much on the small side for D
The collection here is a walk through encyclopedia of American Art-Gilbert Stuart's stern presidential portraits through Nam June Paik's house-sized America sculpture of neon and televisions
This museum is the 'other' flashy, and exceptionally expensive, East End tourist attraction (other than the Spy Museum, that is)
The renovation is the talk of the town
The Newseum is an interactive museum dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution - the free exercise of religion, speech, the press, peaceful assembly, and petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances
Dive into the thrilling world of international espionage at the International Spy Museum in Washing DC