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D. Vogt, 2022



Nos. 2407-2411 have typical flat-fronts and simple ornamentation, but are distinguished by wide stone lintels accenting the windows and corbelled brick that decorates the dentilled cornices. They are two-stories high and three-bays wide with a flat façade. They are brick in a Flemish bond pattern.

This row was designed in 1909 by A.H. Beers for builder Simon Oppenheimer.

In May 1909, the renters in 2407-11 I Street were all African Americans: Charles Harper, a rigger for a granite company, William J. Davis, a messenger for the War Department; William T. Nolan, a serviceman at an auto supply store; and Jesse White, a cook in a lunch room. All of them had other members of the household who worked as well -- children, lodgers, a sister-in-law (A. Hoagland)


1914 - William J Davis
1958 - Elizabeth Harter
1983 - Charles M. Bruce


Source Material 

EHT Traceries historic building survey, 1983
Foggy Bottom News, June 1958
Boyds City Directory, 1914
FBA History Project, "Working-Class Row Houses." Clio: Your Guide to History.
FBA History Project, "The Historic District's Longest Row." Clio: Your Guide to History.
The Row House in Washington DC: A History, UVA Press, Alison Hoagland, 2023 (p. 244)

Street view (D. Vogt, May 2022)

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