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Wikipedia Description: E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse
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The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse is a historic building in Washington, D.C. It was built in 1949–50 and currently houses the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The courthouse is one of the last buildings constructed in the Judiciary Square and Municipal Center complex, an important civic enclave since the 1820s. It constitutes an almost entirely unaltered example of early 1950s Stripped Classicism, a non-representational abstraction of the classical style that permeated institutional (especially government) architecture after the Second World War. President Harry S. Truman laid the cornerstone on June 27, 1950, and the building opened in November of 1952. It was listed by the National Register of Historic Places. and is a contributing property to the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site. It was renamed in 1997 in honor of E. Barrett Prettyman, the former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The courthouse was built on Reservation 10, a site bounded by Constitution Avenue, Third Street, C Street and John Marshall Place. The building faces south across Constitution Avenue towards the Mall, and was erected on the northwest quadrant of its site. This placement accommodated driveways along the south and west facades, and along with the subsequent plazas and landscaping, provided a buffer between the colonnades of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse and the verdant Mall, onto which it opened before I.M Pei's 1970 addition to the National Gallery.
With construction starting in 1949, the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse was the last addition to a neighborhood of important civic and municipal structures. K ...More...
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2019_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (4 photos from 2019)
2018_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (4 photos from 2018)
2009_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (8 photos from 2009)
2007_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (3 photos from 2007)
2005_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (3 photos from 2005)
2004_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (2 photos from 2004)
2003_DC_USDC: DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse) (2 photos from 2003)
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Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.