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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.). Even though these houses have more land than others in the neighborhood, they were built as low-cost housing for working people. The largest group of houses have set backs from the street that allow for a variety of terraced landscaping.

Nos. 2520-2528 were designed by Washington architect N.R. Grimm and built by Charles W. King, Jr. These houses are slightly wider and have slightly more ornate brickwork than Nos. 2512-2518. The covered porch at No. 2520 may not be original to this two-story, three bay first floor, two bay second floor house. The door has a transom and the dentilled wood cornice is shared with No. 2522. The house is 16'4" wide.


1914 - Mrs. Annie Thomas


My Grandmother was known n 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

Source Material 

Boyds City Directory, 1914
EHT Traceries, historic area house survey, 1983
FBA History Project, "Rows with Spacious Front Gardens." Clio: Your Guide to History.

Street view (D. Vogt, May 2022)

2400-2402 I St (summer, prior to 2015) (Ellie Becker Collection, DC Hist Center)

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