Built between 1882 and 1887, the National Building Museum is housed in the former U.S. Pensions Bureau, which handled pensions for Civil War Veterans. A 1,200 foot long frieze around the building exterior between the first and second stories depicts scenes of Civil War military units.
Washington, DC | Located just two blocks from the White House, the present church is a reproduction of the original church where President Lincoln and his family regularly attended services beginning in 1861.
Washington, DC | During the Civil War, Lincoln and his family resided here from June - November of 1862, 1863 and 1864, and the president would commute daily by horseback or carriage 3 miles from the Soldiers' Home to the White House.