Sidney Yates Building

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Auditors Building Complex
Auditors Building, completed in 1880 for a division of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington, D.C LCCN2011634656.tif
Sidney Yates Building is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Sidney Yates Building
Sidney Yates Building is located in the District of Columbia
Sidney Yates Building
Sidney Yates Building is located in the US
Sidney Yates Building
Location 14th St. and Independence Ave., Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°53′10″N 77°2′1″W / 38.88611°N 77.03361°W / 38.88611; -77.03361Coordinates: 38°53′10″N 77°2′1″W / 38.88611°N 77.03361°W / 38.88611; -77.03361
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1890
Architect James G. Hill
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference # 78003051[1]
Added to NRHP April 27, 1978

The Sidney Yates Building, formerly called the Auditors Building Complex, at 14th St. and Independence Ave. 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

It is now part of the complex of buildings that houses the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 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.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 for its architecture. The listing included five contributing buildings on 2 acres (0.81 ha).[1]

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.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Historic Preservation Branch, General Services Administration (1978). "National Register of Historic Places nomination: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing / Auditor's Building Complex". and accompanying photos
  3. ^ a b c Histories of the USDA Headquarters Complex Buildings Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine., U.S. Department of Agriculture Departmental Management website, accessed July 28, 2011
  4. ^ Historic Preservation Division of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites, July 1, 2002. Page 9.

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