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2421 I STREET NW

Year Built

1889

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History

The group of houses at Nos. 2421 to 2427 was built in 1889 for Wm. Tayloe Snyder, designed by Chas. Burden, and built by Joseph Burden. According to the Historic District Nomination, these houses "offer simple interpretations of the English vernacular design that gained popularity with the emergence of the English Arts and Crafts style. This early use is unusual and indicates a level of stylistic awareness that was not typical of Foggy Bottom.... The recessed entries and individually proportioned fenestration add to the charming character of this row."

2421 is a two story, two bay rectangular brick house with unusual proportions. The very wide cornice uses a repeating flat pendant motif and is delineated by a brick string course. Star tie rods appear between the first and second bays. First floor has inoperable 12 pane picture window and windows on second floor are much smaller and are grouped towards the center of the building and are flanked by narrow shutters. (EHT Traceries)

Documents

Ownership History

1914 - Reuben Doyle
1983 - Millard T and E.B. Sellman

Recollections

Source Material 

Boyd's City Directory, 1914
EHT Traceries, historic row house survey, 11/1983
FBA History Project, "Working-Class Row Houses." Clio: Your Guide to History. https://theclio.com/tour/2098/3
FBA History Project, "The Historic District's Longest Row." Clio: Your Guide to History. https://theclio.com/tour/2098/18

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