Typically, when one thinks of architecture in Washington, D.C., the styles that pop in mind tend to be along the lines of Neoclassical structures, Brutalist buildings, or just plain boring glass boxes. Another architectural style took hold, though, at one point.
During the 1930s, Art Deco began making an appearance in the District with geometric shapes, bold colors, and machine and ancient motifs. According to Greater Greater Washington, over 400 Art Deco structures were constructed in the nation’s capital until the 1940s. Since then, many of the structures have been demolished or remodeled.
For the most comprehensive map of Art Deco structures in D.C., be sure to check out this map, created by blogger Anthony Hennen. For those who would instead like to learn about the most iconic Art Deco structures in the city, check out the below map.
Did this map leave out any notable Art Deco buildings in Washington, D.C.? Shout out your suggestions in the comments.Read More