20 SNOWS COURT NW
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The cluster of houses at 8-20 Snows Court were designed and built in 1884 by Oliver Cox for developer Edwin Greer. Nos. 10-20 are extremely simple rowhouses, lacking any ornamental or architectural design.
The doors are at ground level, and generally lack ornamental features. The windows have shutters. The buildings end without a cornice.
D. Vogt, 2022
- Tamara Lanham
A History Project, FB Historic District Walking Tour. "Snows Court Row Houses ." https://theclio.com/tour/2098/6
Foggy Bottom Association News, Feb. 1961;
Rhea Radin, "From the Bottom Up," Foggy Bottom News, June 1959;
George Beveridge, "City's Foggy Bottom See Test Ground of Urban Renewal," Evening Star, Oct. 23, 1955;
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, Nov. 1983
The rowhouse faces an open courtyard that is often used for community gatherings. (D. Vogt, Dec. 2022)
Alleyway to the right of the house in the 1950s. (Robitscher collection, 1050s)