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Georgetown University Law Center

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1971, Edward Durell Stone. 600 New Jersey Ave. NW
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown University Law Center

At least 3 miles from the main campus in Georgetown, the Georgetown University Law Center is located near the eastern edge of the old downtown in order to provide its students with easy access to the District and federal courts at Judiciary Square and to the Supreme Court.

Edward Durell Stone designed the building in a large and dignified idiom expressive of the majesty and remoteness of the law. Like other of his buildings during that period, it is a rectangular box topped by an overhanging flat roof and flat attic floor above. Clustered pilasters separate vertical ribbons of windows and become narrower near the doorways. These pilasters provide a sense of depth and modulate the otherwise flat wall surface. At the rear of the block, the building is reached by a long staircase leading to a large terrace.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Georgetown University Law Center", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-DE01.

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 181-181.

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