Wire Building on McPherson Square in DC Earns Landmark Status

The Wire Building at Vermont Avenue and K Street NW on McPherson Square is now a Washington, DC landmark, according to a post on the DC Preservation League Facebook page.

Built in 1949, the Wire Building is a twelve story concrete frame building with horizontal bands of windows that wrap a curved corner.

"Referred to as a baby skyscraper, the building marked the transition between an earlier period of streamline modern and a period of corporate international style that dominated commercial office buildings in Washington during the 1950s," according to the Facebook post. "This is one of Washington’s first buildings constructed in what would become a major wave of post-world war II commercial development in downtown Washington."

The nomination was prepared by Baltimore Heritage's Eli Poussan while he was an intern at the DC Historic Preservation Office.

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