Harry S Truman Building

The Harry S Truman Building is the headquarters of the United States Department of State. It is located in Washington, D.C., and houses the office of the United States Secretary of State.[3]

Harry S Truman Building
The Harry S Truman Building in 2008
Former namesMain State Building
Alternative namesState Department building
General information
Architectural styleModern Movement
Stripped classical[1]
Location2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates38.8944°N 77.0484°W / 38.8944; -77.0484
Current tenantsU.S. State Department
Construction started1939
Completed1941
Renovated1960s, 2000s
OwnerU.S. federal government
Technical details
Size53 acres (210,000 m2) [2]
Floor area1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectLouis A. Simon[1]
Other designersWilliam Dewey Foster
Gilbert Stanley Underwood[1]

The Truman Building is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood at 2201 C Street NW, bounded by C Street to the south, E Street, D Street, and Virginia Avenue to the north, 21st Street to the east, and 23rd Street to the west. It is located to the west of Edward J. Kelly Park and north of the National Academy of Sciences building and the National Mall. The Truman Building is named after Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, who was influential in the advancement of the State Department.


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