The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Additions to the Secretary of State's Register of Culturally Significant Property

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 5, 2016

Secretary Kerry added seven new properties to the Secretary of State's Register of Culturally Significant Property, following a tradition since the Register’s founding in 2000 as a White House Millennium Project. The Register includes 33 U.S. government properties and is an honorific listing of important diplomatic buildings overseas that figure prominently in our country’s international heritage.

The new properties are:

  • The Consular Academy, the Chancery at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria;
  • The U.S. Chancery in Budapest, Hungary;
  • The Ambassador’s Residence in Helsinki, Finland;
  • The Palazzo Corpi in Istanbul, Turkey;
  • Roosevelt House, the U.S. Chief of Mission Residence in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean;
  • Villa Montfeld, the U.S. Chief of Mission Residence, in Algiers, Algeria;
  • And Roosevelt House, the Ambassador’s Residence in New Delhi, India

For a full listing of the properties on the Register, please see

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For more information on the Register, please visit, or contact Christine Foushee at