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Supreme Court, Washington D.C.: 40 reviews and 96 photos

The Supreme Court did not get a permanent home in Washington DC until 1935. It had been housed in the New York Merchant's Exchange Building, Philadelphia's Independence Hall, the basement of the Capitol building, the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the Capitol, and the Old Senate Chamber upstairs in the Capitol.

The Supreme Court building faces the Capitol and is home to the offices of the nine US Supreme Court Justices, as well as the court itself. The facade says "Equal Justice Under Law"In front of the building are two small reflecting pools, sculptures of "Contemplation of Justice" and "Authority of Law" and two flagpoles.

Address: 1 First Street NE
Directions: East of the Capitol on 1st Street NE, between East Capitol Street and Maryland Ave.
Phone: (202) 479-3000
Website: http://www.supremecourtus.gov

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  • Written Nov 2, 2008
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