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Ford House Office Building

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Ford House Office Building
Ford House Office Building in 2008
Location within Washington, D.C.
Former namesGeneral Federal Office Building
General information
LocationUnited States Capitol Complex
Town or cityWashington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
Coordinates38°53′4.2″N 77°0′51.84″W / 38.884500°N 77.0144000°W / 38.884500; -77.0144000
Current tenantsUnited States House of Representatives
Congressional Budget Office
Architect of the Capitol
Opened1975 (under AOC jurisdiction)
OwnerArchitect of the Capitol
Technical details
Floor area585,532 square feet (54,397.7 m2)
Grounds594,966 square feet (55,274.2 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Office of the Supervising Architect

The Ford House Office Building is one of the five office buildings containing U.S. House of Representatives staff in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill.

The Ford House Office Building is the only House Office Building that is not connected underground to either one of the other office buildings or to the Capitol itself, and the only House Office Building that does not contain offices of members of Congress. Instead, it primarily houses committee staff and other offices, including the Architect of the Capitol, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Prior to the construction of the Ford Building, the site was the home to the Bell School and Zion Wesley Chapel. Construction of the building began in 1939 as part of the Works Progress Administration program. It was designed by architects and engineers in the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Public Buildings Administration under Louis A. Simon. The building originally housed the United States Census Bureau from 1940 to 1942. Over the years, it was used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to house its Latent Print Unit. Thousands of fingerprint records were housed in the building, requiring manual search techniques to find a match. The unit was one of the first to move to the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building upon its completion in 1974. Following the FBI's departure, the building was purchased by the Architect of the Capitol and was renamed House Annex-2. In the late 1980s, the Democratic and Republican parties were each permitted to rename a House Annex building. The Republicans, then in the minority, chose to rename House Annex-2 the Ford Building after former President of the United States and House Minority Leader Gerald Ford, while the Democrats chose to rename House Annex-1 the O'Neill House Office Building after former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. The building was officially renamed on September 10, 1990.[1]


  1. ^ "Ford House Office Building". Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved 15 December 2020.

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