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Washington DC Architecture Information : Buildings
US Architectural Development – American Capitol Architecture – District of Columbia Built Environment
Washington D.C. Developments
District of Columbia Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:
Washington DC Architecture Designs – chronological list
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
American Architectural Developments
Coach House building design by Gardner Architects LLC:
photograph : John Cole
Coach House in Washington, D.C.
Washington D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States.
The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia and created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District in 1871.
Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 646,449 in 2013, the 24th most populous place in the United States.
This is the index page for architectural projects in the US capital city on the e-architect website
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