O'Neill House Office Building

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The O'Neill House Office Building was a congressional office building located near the United States Capitol at 301 C Street SE in Washington, D.C. Initially known as House Office Building Annex No. 1, it was named after former Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill in 1990.[1]

The building was originally constructed as a hotel in 1947 and operated as the Hotel Congressional, with furnished apartments rented by the month, plus meeting rooms and restaurants.[2] Congress acquired the building in 1957 and leased it back to the hotelier.[2] The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights coordinated lobbying efforts for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from Room 410 of the hotel.[2] In 1972, it was turned into an office building and renamed House Office Building Annex No. 1.[2] House Judiciary Committee staffers worked out of the building during the Watergate investigation.[2] From 1983 to 2001, the third and fourth floors of the building were residences for the dormitory for House Pages and Senate Pages.[2] The building was declared structurally unsound and demolished in 2002.[2] A parking lot is currently on the site.[3]

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  1. ^ Gibson, William E. (2002-09-11). "House names buildings in honor of O'Neill, Ford". South Florida Sun Sentinel. p. 11A.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g https://history.house.gov/Blog/2019/July/7-30-hotel_congressional/
  3. ^ "Facilities". Retrieved 19 September 2016.

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Coordinates: 38°53′09″N 77°00′24″W / 38.8857°N 77.0068°W / 38.8857; -77.0068