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Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Riggs Bank General History

 
 
Riggs Bank General History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2019
1. Riggs Bank General History Marker
Inscription.  The Washington Loan & Trust Company, a predecessor of the Riggs Bank, was established in 1889, at which time it was the first chartered bank in Washington, D.C. In 1923, The Trust built a new, one story stone bank at the corner of 17th & G Streets, N.W. Designed by architect Arthur B. Heaton, the building was modeled after an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The fine architectural detailing, which included gracefully arched windows, sandstone and granite exteriors, and a notable interior finished in marble and mahogany, reflected the prominence of the institution. In 1974, the building was razed for the construction of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board building that currently stands at this location.
 
Location. 38° 53.891′ N, 77° 2.398′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from G Street Northwest just west of 17th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1704 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riggs Bank Medallions (a few steps from this marker); Riggs Bank Sculptural Elements
Riggs Bank General History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2019
2. Riggs Bank General History Marker
The marker is the plaque on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Winder Building (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Corcoran Gallery of Art (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Renwick Gallery (about 400 feet away); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (about 400 feet away); State, War, and Navy Building (about 400 feet away); Executive Office Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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