Located on historic 16th Street, NW, built in 1910, we are situated just blocks north of the White House. Our determination to build deep, positive and lasting mutual ties between the peoples of Iraqi Kurdistan and the United States is testimony to the profound respect the KRG has for its friends in the United States.
Sixteenth Street’s early history stems from its close proximity to the White House. It is one of the most important numbered streets in the city, and a major element of the L’Enfant Plan. The Sixteenth Street corridor contains an impressive mix of residential and commercial buildings, representing a myriad of styles centered on Victorian era and turn of the century building stock.
By the 1890s, the street became a fashionable residential district. Churches and other community and national institutions established their headquarters along the street at the same time. Generally, from the 1870’s to the 1920’s, the building styles include Queen Anne, Richardson Romanesque, Beaux Arts Classicism, Victorian, and Italianate. These large buildings, along with the residential structures, give Sixteenth Street it’s varied and distinct look today.
The Sixteenth Street historic district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The area around 1532 Sixteenth Street remains a beautiful and vibrant location, with unparalleled architectural treasures.