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Location: 825 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA 99352
The Richland Federal Building opened in 1965, housing eight federal agencies--the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), U.S. Post Office, Courts, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Defense Department, Civil Service Commission, General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of Labor. The building was dedicated on November 9, 1965, by Senator Warren Magnuson, during an event reportedly attended by more than 2,500 people. More than 8,000 citizens then toured the new building. The building's four passenger elevators were the only passenger elevators in Richland at the time (Tri-City Herald clippings).
The Richland Federal Building is a post-war Modern structure and a clear example of an architectural style known as New Formalism, which was from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The building's style is exemplified by its thin-shell concrete canopies, tapered concrete columns, and perforated pre-cast wall panels on the exterior, and by decorative interior elements such as the book-matched marble cladding and stone panels, sculpted aluminum stair components, and luminous ceilings in the lobby spaces.