Historic Preservation Month

Photo of the 'Missing Soldiers' Clara Barton museum

The Conservation of the Clara Barton Building


The building located at 437-441 Seventh Street, Northwest is a former Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) owned building which was identified as the office and residence of Miss Clara Barton. The discovery of the building's history can be…

Clifton Federal Building

Historic Preservation Month May 2021


Every year the number of GSA buildings recognized for their historic, architectural, and cultural significance grows. Today, GSA owns 512 historic buildings listed in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places. These historic buildings…

Aspinall court house

2019 Preservation Month


As we close out the celebration of 2019’s Preservation Month at GSA on May 31st, it is also fitting to reflect on our agency’s history as we approach our 70-year milestone.When GSA was established in 1949, we received an inventory of America…

Building near National Mall in Washington, DC

Historic Preservation in the 21st Century


Sustaining a stewardship ethic of responsible planning and resource management requires flexibility and resilience to respond to an environment of changing missions and economic circumstances. Since the advent of GSA’s Portfolio Management Strategy…

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office: New Life for 150-year Old Office Space


This May, as we recognize both Historic Preservation Month and Memorial Day, it is fitting to reflect on U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) remarkable achievement in the stewardship of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office and its…

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-10