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74 District of Columbia National Historic Landmarks


Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution - 7/1973
Originally called the National Museum, it is the second oldest of the Smithsonian museums.
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Carter G. Woodson Home - 10/31/2012
The site preserves the home of the founder of Black History Month, African American historian, author, and journalist.
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Congressional Cemetery - 4/13/2015
The only American "cemetery of national memory" founded before the Civil War.
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John Philip Sousa Junior High School - 3/20/15
In 1950, eleven black students were denied admission to the all-white school, which was overturned in the landmark 1954 decision in Bolling v. Sharpe.
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Library of Congress - 7/1973
Its mission: to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
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National Training School for Women and Girls - 3/20/15
The school was founded in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs to provide vocational training for African-American females.
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Octagon House - 11/8/2008
Designed in 1798 designed by the architect of the U.S. Capitol for Colonel John Tayloe.
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Sewall-Belmont House - 8/13/1996
Built in 1800 for Robert Sewall, it is now the headquarters of the historic National Woman's Party.
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Smithsonian Institution Building - 8/1977
The Gothic Revival-style Castle was the first Smithsonian building, completed in 1851.
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Supreme Court Building - 7/1973
A large neoclassical Federal building built in the 1930s by architect Cass Gilbert.
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United States Capitol - 7/1973
The meeting place of the U.S. Congress, completed in stages from 1800 to 1811.
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White House - 8/1968
The offical residence of the President of the Untied States built between 1792 and 1800 the Neoclassical style.
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Woodrow Wilson House - 7/25/1997
The 1915 Georgian Revival house is the last home of the former President.
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