Main Interior Building

The Main Interior Building, officially known as the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, located in Washington, D.C., is the headquarters of the United States Department of the Interior.

US Department of the Interior Building
Main Interior Building viewed from the south. The José Artigas statue is in the foreground.
LocationEighteenth and C Sts. NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′38″N 77°2′33″W
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1936
ArchitectWaddy Butler Wood, et al.
NRHP reference No.86002898[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 10, 1986

Located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, it is bounded by 19th Street NW on the west, 18th Street NW on the east, E Street NW on the north, C Street NW on the south, and Virginia Avenue on the southwest. Although the building takes up the entire block, the address is "1849 C Street, NW" to commemorate the founding of the Department of Interior in 1849. To the east is DAR Constitution Hall, the headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as the World Resources Institute and the American Red Cross National Headquarters. To the west is the Office of Personnel Management headquarters. To the north is Rawlins Park, which includes at its eastern end a statue of Major General John A. Rawlins. To the south is Triangle Park.

The Building includes offices of the Secretary of the Interior and major bureaus with their employees. It includes the Interior Museum and Interior Library.


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