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Jackson Place Complex Photograph Collection

Identifier: P021

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 31 4x6 inch color and photocopied images of the Jackson Place complex. The photographs detail the buildings and its previous masonry and roofing repairs. There are three copies of each image making the total number of images 93. An envelope at the end of the packet contained the original negative for all of the images, except for the images that are photocopies. Additionally, there are 63 negatives without a corresponding print. The booklet was assembled for the General Services Administration, National Capital Region by the Einhorn Yaffe Prescott Architecture and Engineering, P.C. The booklet is entitled “Section 106 Compliance, Appendix D: Photographs.”


  • Creation: 1988


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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on viewing this collection and all photographs are in the public domain, therefore there are no restrictions on reproduction. Reproductions should appear with the proper attribution indicating that the photograph is housed in the Jackson Place Complex Photograph Collection and indicate that they appear “courtesy of the DC Public Library.”

Biographical / Historical

The Jackson Place complex, known as the New Executive Office Building, is a ten story office building opened in 1969. The building is located at 725 17th Street, NW and shares a block with Blair House, Trowbridge House, Decatur House, and Renwick Gallery. The building was designed by John Carl Warnecke who sought to "harmonize [the structures] with Lafayette Square's historic character and retained the domestic facades but joined the separate interiors.”


1 Boxes

0.2 Linear feet


Processed at item level without series.

Custodial History

There is no deed of gift and it is uncertain as to how the Library acquired these photographs.

Processing Information

Originally the collection was assembled in a three ring binder put together by the General Services Administration. All paper-based materials were removed from the binder, numbered and placed in an archival folder. The images were removed from their original housing. Each image was assigned a number and placed in an individual polypropylene sleeve. The images were then placed in an acid-free folder and stored in an archival storage box for long-term storage. Negatives were assigned a number that directly corresponded to the print and placed in individual archival sleeves. Additionally, the collection name and some intellectual information was added to the sleeve. The negatives were then placed in an archival box and placed in the negative cabinet for long-term storage.

Jackson Place Complex
An inventory of the Jackson Place Complex Photograph Collection at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by Mark S. Greek.
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001