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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. No. 2522 has a transom over front door and simple ornamentation of two rows of running brick. It shares a dentilled cornice with adjoining houses. The house has a basement.

The George Washington University's Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center is located in No. 2522. The rear of the house has been expanded to offer room for Torah study, classrooms, and large gatherings.


Vacant, 1914


Source Material 

Boyds City Directory, 1914
EHT Traceries photo Nov 1983
FBA History Project, "Rows with Spacious Front Gardens." Clio: Your Guide to History.

2506 and 2508 I St., Nov. 1983 (EHT Traceries)

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