Please join the Octagon Museum, and other Neighbors to the President Consortium sites, for a half-day walking tour of the Presidential Neighborhood. This is a rare opportunity to visit the interior of several hard-to-access buildings for special insights into the architecture and design of these historic landmarks.
The afternoon tour (1:30p - 5:00p) will cover the more recent architecture of the Organization of the American States campus, the Federal Reserve Board - both designed by Paul Philippe Cret, and the Department of the Interior. From the Art Museum of the Americas, the design of the Main OAS building , the AMA, and the garden will be discussed. The Federal Reseve Board is considered one of Washington's best kept architectural secrets. After Federal Reserve, the afternoon will end with a tour of the Department of the Interior, constructed during the "New Deal" using a stripped classicism motif. A discussion of the design of the Corcoran Gallery of Art will be included as well.
Tour Start: The Octagon Museum.
Check In: 1:30p - 1:45p
Morning and full-day tours also available.
To register for the morning tour: https://aialegacy.wufoo.com/forms/r7x2x3/
To register for the full-day tour: https://aialegacy.wufoo.com/forms/w7x2z1/
Sponsored by the Neighbors to the President Consortium. (www.ntpc-dc.org)
***For security purposes, name, date of birth and social security number are required for registration. Please bring identification with you on the day of the tour.***
Registration closes on May 9. Tours limited to 20 participants.
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