For today’s post, I am presenting two buildings that many will be unfamiliar with. They were, in fact, unnoticed by me for some time. It was only after repeatedly passing by them on my bike commute that their design qualities spoke to me. And that is what makes them so wonderful and a great asset to Capitol Hill. They are exactly the type of unassuming, yet quality buildings that should be a model for future development, as well as having merits that call for their preservation. These buildings are perhaps smaller than new development is likely to be; however, the lessons learned are germane and can be distilled and transformed onto a larger scale.