2518 I STREET NW
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D. Vogt, 2022
The south side of the 2500 block of I Street features nine row houses, built in 1911 (2512-2528 I St.). They are brick, two-bays-wide and two stories high. They are set back from the street allowing room for terraced gardens. Even though these houses have more land than others in the neighborhood, they were built as low-cost housing for working people.
Nos. 2512-2518 were designed by local architect A.H. Beers and built by H.A. Kite. They are modest brick structures. No. 2518 is the only house in this grouping that has a front door with a transom light. The door is framed by pilasters and a projecting entablature. The windows have shutters. It shares the bracketed wood cornice with No. 2016.
In 2022, this house had 1,300 sq. ft., 2 beds and two baths.
My Grandmother was known in the neighborhood as Mama Carmichael. Our family lived in 2512 around 1918? Until about 1957 or longer. My dad was born in that house in 1920. I was born in 1940 .
Family Matriarch- Eleanora Carmichael. The Carmichael’s Eleanora, her dad Anatole (Chalk) McKann- he didn’t live there-came to visit - Grandad Alonzo. (in photo -- Left front row Roland - my dad, Lloyd and Alonzo.)
Dorothy Carmichael- lived there Bill Minor lived in both 2518 and 2520 I St. My sister Shelia Carmichael came over every summer. Lived across town with my Dad and his wife. Excerpt from email to Raj N, 2021
Boyds City Directory, 1914
EHT Traceries, historic area house survey, 1983
FBA History Project, "Rows with Spacious Front Gardens." Clio: Your Guide to History. https://theclio.com/tour/2098/10
Street view (D. Vogt, May 2022)
front garden areas 2518 and 2520 I St, (caption is incorrect), DC History Center