National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington, D.C.

This is a list of properties and districts in the District of Columbia on the National Register of Historic Places. There are more than 500 listings, including 74 National Historic Landmarks of the United States and another 13 places otherwise designated as historic sites of national importance by Congress or the President.[1]

The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below), may be seen in an online map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".[2]

The list is generally grouped by quadrant. The Northwest Quadrant has almost 400 listings, so it is further divided into three parts. The part of the NW Quadrant nearest the National Mall (east of Rock Creek and south of M Street) is grouped with the Southwest quadrant and called "central Washington" for the purposes of this list. The remaining sections are of the NW Quadrant are divided between areas east of Rock Creek and areas to its west. The following are approximate tallies of current listings by area.[3]

Note that the White House, the Capitol, and the United States Supreme Court Building are recorded in the National Register's NRIS database as National Historic Landmarks, but by the provisions of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Section 107 (16 U.S.C. 470g), these three buildings and associated buildings and grounds are legally exempted from listing in the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 16, 2016.[4]
Peirce Mill, in Northwest quadrant
Titanic Memorial, Southwest quadrant
Area # of Sites
1 Central 211
2 Western NW Quadrant 111
3 Upper NW Quadrant 191
4 Northeast 54
5 Southeast 37
6 Duplicates (14)[5]
Total: 590
U.S. National Arboretum, in Northeast quadrant
Christ Church, Washington Parish, in Southeast quadrant

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  1. See List of National Historic Landmarks in the District of Columbia.
  2. The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  3. These counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008 and new weekly listings posted since then on the National Register of Historic Places web site. There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are approximate and not official. New entries are added to the official Register on a weekly basis. Also, the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which only modify the area covered by an existing property or district, although carrying a separate National Register reference number.
  4. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 16, 2016.
  5. American Revolution Statuary is a collection of statues extending into 3 different sub-lists: Western D.C., Central D.C., and the upper NW Quadrant. Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC is collection of monuments included in the SE Quadrant, NE Quadrant, NW Quadrant, and Central D.C lists. Capitol Hill Historic District is included in the SE Quadrant, NE Quadrant, and Central D.C. lists. East Corner Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia is in both the SE Quadrant and NE Quadrant. Mount Vernon Square Historic District is in Central D.C. and the Upper NW Quadrant. Massachusetts Avenue Historic District, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Historic District, Rock Creek Park Historic District, and Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge are each listed in both the Upper NW Quadrant and Western D.C. lists.
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