H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse

H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
Former names District of Columbia Courthouse
General information
Location 500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Town or city Washington, DC
Country  United States
Current tenants Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Height 36.58 metres (120.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 7
Design and construction
Architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum[1]

The H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse is a courthouse of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia located at 500 Indiana Avenue NW, in the Judiciary Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C.[2]


It was named after former Chief Judge H. Carl Moultrie I. Judge Moultrie was appointed an associate judge in 1972 and chief judge on June 22, 1978. He remained chief judge until he died on April 9, 1986.[3][4][5]

In August 1978, heavy rain resulted in a roof leak because the roof drains could not handle the volume of rainwater.[6]


  1. "H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse". Emporis. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  2. Rufus G. King III (June 27, 2009). "A Courthouse Worthy of Respect". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  3. "Article: A Memorial to Judge Moultrie". The Washington Post. June 24, 1990. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  4. "District courthouse gets legendary name". The Washington Times. July 3, 1992. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  5. "History of the DC Courts". District of Columbia Courts. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  6. "Washington Courthouse Is Drenched by Leak". Toledo Blade. Toledo, Ohio. AP. August 16, 1978. p. 17. Retrieved May 4, 2010.

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