2419 I STREET NW

Year Built

1885

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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.

This house was part of a group (Nos. 2413-2419) that were built by Duvall and Marr in 1885.

The mid-1950s were a transition period in Foggy Bottom. The 2415-2419 I St. houses, built 1885, provide an example - No. 2415 was occupied by several families totaling more than 25 people. It was heated with a wood-burning stove and had an outdoor toilet. The No. 2417 house had just been gutted and was being renovated. The No. 2419 house, windows and doors missing, was abandoned and condemned.

Ownership History

Recollections

Documents

Source Material 

Rhea Radlin, "From the Bottom Up," Foggy Bottom News, June 1959 at 1
George Beveridge, "City's Foggy Bottom See Test Ground of Urban Renewal," Evening Star, Oct. 23, 1955
FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Working-Class Row Houses." https://theclio.com/tour/2098/3