The Central National Bank also known as the Dorothy I. Height
Building, or Apex Building, is the national headquarters of the
National Council of Negro Women. It is located at 633 Pennsylvania
Avenue, Northwest, in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.
Built in 1860, it operated as the St. Marc Hotel. It was
purchased by the Central National Bank, and the west front was
renovated in 1887, to the designs of noted architect Alfred B.
Mullett. In 1945, the ground floor was leased by the Apex Liquor
store. In 1984, it was renovated by Sears.
Photo 78, Nov 2016