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2423 I STREET NW

Year Built

1889

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D. Vogt, 2022

Documents

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."

The house features a sloping exaggerated Mansard roof becoming a gambrel. The roof fills the second floor and is punctured by a gabled wood dormer with a pair of 6/6 windows. There is a large archway leading to entrance door. A picket fence surrounds the front yard from at least 1983 to the present. (EHT Traceries)

Ownership History

Vacant, 1914
Van Wagenens, 6/1959
John L and MM Landgraf, 11/1983

Recollections

Source Material 

Boyds City Directory, 1914
Foggy Bottom News, "From the Bottom Up," by Rhea Radin, June 1959
EHT Traceries, historic building 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

Street view (D. Vogt, May 2022)

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