Department of Agriculture, Jamie L. Whitten Building

Title

Department of Agriculture, Jamie L. Whitten Building

Description

Built between 1904 and 1908 to house the US Department of Agriculture, the Whitten Building is the only non-public structure on the National Mall. The Whitten building is joined to the South Building by a pedestrian bridge over Independence Avenue. The building's location is a compromise between the McMillan Plan's vision of the Mall and President Theodore Roosevelt's desire to have the building located on the Mall itself.

Source

Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. View original.

Date

1904-1908 (Constructed)
1930 (Enlarged)

Coverage

Location

38°53′16.85″N 77°1′48.12″W

Description

Built between 1904 and 1908 to house the US Department of Agriculture, the Whitten Building is the only non-public structure on the National Mall. The Whitten building is joined to the South Building by a pedestrian bridge over Independence Avenue. The building's location is a compromise between the McMillan Plan's vision of the Mall and President Theodore Roosevelt's desire to have the building located on the Mall itself.

Creator

Rankin, Kellogg, and Crane

Date

1904-1908 (Constructed)

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. View original.