The Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building & Treasury Building, Washington DC

The Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building & Treasury Building           

A brief history;

 

  • The area surrounding the White House is filled with grand architecture & political history and open green spaces such as the Ellipse lawn which gives great vistas and perspective to Washington DC, this includes;

 

  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building was formerly known as the Old Executive Office Building and is located to the west side of the White House.

 

  • It was previously home to the War, Navy & State Departments.

 

  • The building was designed by Alfred B. Mullett in the French Second Empire style and completed in 1888.

 

  • Today the building houses government agencies comprising of the Executive Office of the President, including the Office of the Vice President, the Office of Management and Budget & the National Security Council.

 

 

  • The Treasury Building home to the Department of the Treasury is a colossal, four-story Greek Revival building located to the east of the White House.

 

  • The building was designed by prominent architect Robert Mills with a striking sandstone and granite edifice which many believe to be the most impressive structure in Washington, the building took a monumental 33 years to complete opening in 1869.

 

  • A statue of the First Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton stands prominently outside the front of the southern entrance.

 

 

 

Photographs include the exterior of the;

 

 

  •  Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building designed by Alfred B. Mullett

 

 

  • Neoclassical Treasury Building designed by Robert Mills

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