H.B. Burns Memorial Building

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The Keystone
H. B. Burns Memorial Building corner.JPG
H.B. Burns Memorial Building is located in Washington, D.C.
H.B. Burns Memorial Building
Location 2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′6″N 77°2′54″W / 38.90167°N 77.04833°W / 38.90167; -77.04833Coordinates: 38°54′6″N 77°2′54″W / 38.90167°N 77.04833°W / 38.90167; -77.04833
Area less than one acre
Built 1931
Architect Robert O. Sholz
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
MPS Apartment Buildings in Washington, DC, MPS
NRHP Reference # 10000370[1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 2010

H.B. Burns Memorial Building, also known as Medical Faculty Associates, is a building on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. It was listed on the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 as The Keystone. [1]


The building was designed by Robert O. Sholz in the Art Deco style and completed in 1931.[2] It is a twelve-story building that was formerly known as The Keystone apartment building. It was acquired by the university and dedicated on February 15, 1971 as the University Clinic, or Burns Clinic. It was named in honor of H.B. Burns, the deceased brother of Jacob Burns.


The Burns Memorial Building is similar in massing to the nearby Munson Hall and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall. The exterior of the building is faced with yellow brick and cast stone. Metal panels that feature decorative scrollwork are found below the windows and above the main entrance.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Medical Faculty Associates". George Washington University. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 

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