The Eisenhower Executive Office Building was built in 1871 to house the War and Navy Departments, replacing the obsolete War Office building on the same site. By World War II, the War and Navy Departments outgrew the building, and were spread out in numerous additional temporary structures on the National Mall. After the military relocated to the Pentagon in 1943, the building fell into disrepair and was regarded by President Harry Truman as 'the greatest monstrosity in America'. The Eisenhower Executive Office Building has since been used for Presidential executive offices. The first televised Presidential news conference took place in the Indian Treaty Room in 1955, and the building now houses the Vice President's office, along with the National Security Council and other executive offices.
1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502, USA
Nearest Transit: Farragut West (Blue Line & Orange Line)
Old Executive Office Building and Nearby Attractions on Map
Lincoln Memorial(1.4 km)
Overlooking the lawns and Reflecting Pool of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Lincoln Memorial is an awe-inspiring monument that honors the 16th President of the USA.
Jefferson Memorial(2 km)
Thomas Jefferson played an outsized role as one of the USA's Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president.
National Gallery of Art(1.9 km)
The staggering depth and breadth of the world-class collections here are a clear testament to U.
National Museum of American History(1.1 km)
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History showcases the social, political, cultural, and scientific heritage as well as economic and military history of the United States.
World War II Memorial(1.1 km)
The World War II Memorial in the National Mall commemorates the 16 million servicemen of the US armed forces who supported the country's World War II efforts.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum(1.5 km)
Both a museum and a memorial, this space is dedicated to the exposition of just what exactly occurred during the Holocaust, its pointless inhumanity and unbelievable suffering.
Washington Monument(1.1 km)
Looming large over the entire National Mall, the Washington Monument is a soaring tribute to Founding Father and first President of the USA George Washington.
Declaration of Independence Memorial(1 km)
A little known memorial stands on the island in the Constitution Gardens Lake, dedicated to the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
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