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D. Vogt, 2022


Sculpture, "Conversation I "was a gift accepted in 2019 from Professor Emeritus of Music, Piano Performance, Cleveland Page. The artist, Nancy Frankel, is a noted regional artist whose works are included in public spaces and private collections. "Conversation I" was previously installed at Professor Page's residence in Washington, D.C., initially as part of the Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial in 2010. (Univ. Of Md., Arboretum and Botanical Garden)


2411 I Street is an end unit that borders the passageway to Snows Court. 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 - Gillis Danl
1990s - Nori Uchida
Cleveland Page, music professor (see link below)
1990s - Edwina and Jim Hogan (renters from Australia)
2000s - Mike and Sarah (renters from Australia)


I also met a gentleman that lived in Snows Court behind 2411 I St. I think his grandparents lived in 2411 Eye and I let him tour the house. He talked about a ball field and boxing rink located in Snows Court. Excerpt from email D. Tiberi, 2011
Re: owner Cleveland Page "I remember he was an avid collector of art. Visited several times when he purchased Nori’s house. He collected many up and coming African American artists." Excerpt from email R. Conlan, 8/2022
Re: Owner Cleveland Page "Yes Nori’s house at 2411 I St. The house across the cut through from Marge and Dave White's house. He kept up her wonderful garden. Quite the gentleman. Always a smile. " Excerpt from email, D. Hansen, 8/2022

Source Material 

EHT Traceries historic house survey, 1983
Boyds City Directory, 1914
Foggy Bottom News, June 1958
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.
Cleveland Page obituary,
UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Sculptor, Nancy Frankel, Arts in Foggy Bottom, 2010
The Row House in Washington DC: A History, UVA Press, 2023, Alison Hoagland, p. 244.

Street view, with passageway to Snows Court (D. Vogt, May 2022)

Street view, with passageway to Snows Court (D. Vogt, May 2022)

2400 Block I St street party 1981 (Vogt collection)

2411 I St (summer, prior to 2005) (Ellie Becker photo collection, DC Hist Center)

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