List of United States federal courthouses in the District of Columbia

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Following is a list of current and former courthouses of the United States federal court system located in Washington, D.C., a national district with its own local government. Each entry indicates the name of the building along with an image, if available, its location and the jurisdiction it covers,[1] the dates during which it was used for each such jurisdiction, and, if applicable the person for whom it was named, and the date of renaming. Dates of use will not necessarily correspond with the dates of construction or demolition of a building, as pre-existing structures may be adapted or court use, and former court buildings may later be put to other uses. Also, the official name of the building may be changed at some point after its use as a federal court building has been initiated.


Courthouse City Image Street address Jurisdiction[1] Dates of use Named for
District of Columbia City Hall†† Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Court of Appeals.JPG 451 Indiana Avenue NW Various[2] 1823–1952
Now in use by local government.
U.S. Supreme Court Bldg††[3] Washington, D.C. USSupremeCourtWestFacade.JPG 1 First Street NE U.S. Supreme Court (nationwide) 1935–present n/a
Howard T. Markey National Courts Bldg[4] Washington, D.C. United States Court of Federal Claims.JPG 717 Madison Place NW Fed. Cir., Fed. Claims (both nationwide) 1967–present Court of Appeals judge Howard Thomas Markey
U.S. Tax Court Bldg Washington, D.C. USTaxCourtDC.JPG 400 Second Street NW U.S. Tax Court (nationwide) 1972–present n/a
U.S. Post Office Washington, D.C. U.S. Post Office, Thirty-First and M Streets, Washington (Georgetown) DC Thirty-First and M Streets D.C. 1858–present n/a
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse Washington, D.C. Meade and Prettyman Courthouse.jpg 333 Constitution Avenue NW D.D.C., D.C. Cir. 1952–present Court of Appeals judge E. Barrett Prettyman
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces bldg[5] Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces by Matthew Bisanz.JPG 450 E Street NW C.A.A.F. (nationwide) 1952–present
(1910–1952: D.C. Cir.)


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
†† NRHP-listed and also designated as a National Historic Landmark


  1. ^ a b For the usage of court abbreviations, see List of United States district and territorial courts.
  2. ^ Courts that have used this building include the U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia (1823-1863), the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (1863-1936), the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia (1936-1948), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1948-1952), and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1893-1910).
  3. ^ Designated a National Historic Landmark on May 4, 1987.
  4. ^ Formerly the National Courts Building.
  5. ^ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Washington, DC. "Establishment of the Court." Accessed 2010-09-08.

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