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John Adams Building

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Identification

John Adams Building
Library of Congress Annex
270325

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
marble
white
neo-classicism

Usages

library

Facts

  • This is the first annex to the main Library of Congress Building (the Thomas Jefferson Building), located directly to the west across 2nd Street SE.
  • It is named for John Adams, the 2nd US President (1797-1801).
  • It contains 180 miles of shelving, on 12 tiers that rise from the basement level to the 4th floor.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate the building rises 112 feet to the cornice line of the penthouse, but the height to the top of the peaked roof is unknown.

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Location

51-99 3rd Street SE, 50-98 2nd Street SE, 200-298 Independence Avenue SE
North side of Independence Avenue, from 2nd to 3rd Streets SE
Washington
District of Columbia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

71.36 ft
6
1
1938

Involved Companies

Pierson & Wilson

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