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75 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 HomePlaque - 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 CemeteryPlaque - 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 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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Washington Aqueduct - 5/27/2022
One of the first major aqueduct projects in the U.S. it provides the public water supply system serving Washington, D.C. and parts of its suburbs
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White House - 8/1968
The official residence of the President of the United States built between 1792 and 1800 in 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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