the Herbert C. Hoover Building


The Herbert C. Hoover Building is the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the United States Department of Commerce.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth.

Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated.

Herbert Hoover's Funeral (1964) by British Pathé


The building is located at 1401 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., on the block bounded by Constitution Avenue NW to the south, Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the north, 15th Street NW to the west, and 14th Street NW to the east.

Northwest is the northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and is located north of the National Mall and west of North Capitol Street.

Constitution Avenue is a major east-west street in the northwest and northeast quadrants of the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States.

Herbert Hoover: An Uncommon Man by ThomasZimmer


It is located in the Federal Triangle, east of President's Park South, north of the National Mall, and west of other Department of Commerce buildings, the John A. Wilson Building, and the Ronald Reagan Building.

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, named after former United States President Ronald Reagan, is located in downtown Washington, D.C., and was the first federal building in Washington designed for both governmental and private sector purposes.

President's Park, located in Washington, D.C., encompasses the White House including the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the Treasury Building, and grounds; the White House Visitor Center; Lafayette Square; and The Ellipse.

The John A. Wilson District Building, popularly known simply as the Wilson Building, houses the municipal offices and chambers of the Mayor and District Council of the District of Columbia.


The building is owned by the General Services Administration.

The General Services Administration, an independent agency of the United States government, was established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.


Completed in 1932, it was renamed after Herbert Hoover in 1981.


Hoover served as Secretary of Commerce and later President.


The closest Washington Metro station is Federal Triangle.

The Washington Metro, known colloquially as Metro and branded Metrorail, is the rapid transit system serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the United States.


The White House Visitor Center is in the Hoover Building.

The White House Visitors Office is responsible for public tours of the White House, for maintaining a facility where the public can obtain information about the White House, and for other White House events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Holiday Open Houses, Spring and Fall Garden tours, State Arrival Ceremonies and other special events.

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