Lafayette Building

Lafayette Building
Visitor's Center Hours:
Monday-Friday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed on weekends and Federal Holidays.

811 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Constructed in 1940 to serve as the headquarters of the Federal Loan Agency and its most important component, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), the Lafayette Building originally housed agencies integral to financing and wartime mobilization of American industry. Designed in the stripped classical style typical of war-era federal buildings in nation's capital, the Lafayette building was added to the National Register of Historic Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark in September 2005. Today the building is home to the Export-Import Bank of the United States and houses offices for the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Last Reviewed: 2018-03-06