About the United States Tax Court
The building was commissioned in 1965, and after much delay, and the relocation of the project to a new site, construction began in 1972 and was completed in 1974. This building was designed to house the United States Tax Court who has occupied the building since it opened. The building was dedicated in 1974 marking 50th Anniversary of the Revenue Act. Constructed in the Modern Movement Style or Formalism, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in August of 2008 because of its significance to the District of Columbia.
The United States Tax Court is of particular importance as an outstanding example of success in the search for design excellence for federal buildings in the early 1960s and highly unusual among the generally dull and conservative modern architecture of the latter half of the twentieth century in Washington, D.C.