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2425 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."

The house features a sloping mansard roof flaring in to a gambrel similar to 2423 I Street, except the entrance is not recessed. The shingling pattern extends to this house from its neighbor. The front door and first floor windows are capped by matching fanlights. A picket fence that existed in 1983 was replaced by a black iron fence as of 2022. (EHT Traceries)

Documents

Ownership History

John Williamson, 1914
Betty Miller, 6/1959
Joe L Oppenheimer, 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

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