501 Eye Street SW, Washington, D.C.

This Brutalist-style complex was constructed in 1964-65 for the Hawthorne School, a private educational establishment. Architect Charles Goodman designed it around an existing building, formerly housing the Metropolitan Boys Club. Goodman is well-known for his work in DC and surrounding communities (see Modern Capital for more on his residential work). Goodman altered the existing building and added numerous other wings, all in a simple two-story concrete construction with ample windows behind thin concrete vertical dividers.

The Hawthorne School experienced financial difficulty and sold the building in 1972 to Southeastern University, which in turn closed in 2009. It is unclear what the building is used for now, although it may be space for the USDA Graduate School, with which Southeastern merged.

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