2404 I STREET NW

Year Built

1886

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House History

A typical Foggy Bottom historic row house is brick, 12-16 feet wide and 26 feet deep, and two or three stories high. Most of the houses have fenced in gardens or patios in the back. From an architectural perspective, the “late Victorian” row houses generally have flat-fronts and simple ornamentation. Builders used pressed and molded brick detailing builders to make even modest houses appear distinct.

During most of the area's history, some of these residential buildings were also used for commercial businesses that served the community. For example in 2404 I St. was a green grocer. The owners often lived on the floor above the businesses.

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Source Material 

Boyd Directory for the District of Columbia, 1914