Winder Building

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Winder Building
Winder Building.jpg
Winder Building is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Winder Building
Location 604 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′51″N 77°2′25″W / 38.89750°N 77.04028°W / 38.89750; -77.04028Coordinates: 38°53′51″N 77°2′25″W / 38.89750°N 77.04028°W / 38.89750; -77.04028
Built 1848
Architect Richard A. Gilpin
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 69000303
Added to NRHP March 24 1969 [1]

The Winder Building is an office building in Washington, D.C., just west of the White House. It is located at 604 17th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C..


It was designed by Richard A. Gilpin, (or Robert Mills), for W. H. Winder, a nephew of Gen. William H. Winder.[2] It was leased as government offices.[2] The government purchased it in 1854 for $200,000. [3] It was originally covered in stucco, which was stripped and brick painted. The windows have been replaced.[4] The building is maintained by General Services Administration and occupied by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, since 1981.

Old Winder Building

It was threatened with demolition in 1974. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.


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