POTD 2018/068. The Sidney Yates Building at Sunset
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Friday, March 09, 2018
By J.W. Remington Photographics
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The Sidney Yates Building, formerly called the Auditors Building Complex, at 14th Street and Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., and originally built as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, is an historic building complex built in 1878–1880. It is Romanesque in style and was designed by the office of James G. Hill.

The building was completed in 1880 to house the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In 1915, after the Bureau relocated, it was renovated to house the Treasury Department's Auditors Division.

It is now part of the complex of buildings that houses the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but it stands out as being quite different from the other USDA buildings, and probably has more in common visually with its neighbor, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was renovated in the period 1987–1990 to house the USDA Forest Service headquarters. In 1999, it was redesignated the Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, honoring Illinois Congressman Sidney R. Yates.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 for its architecture. The listing included five contributing buildings on 2 acres.

An 1891 addition to the complex known as the South Annex was demolished in 1988 so that the Holocaust Museum could expand into the space.

1/200 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 200mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Remington Photographics' Photo of the Day for March 9, 2018!

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