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Year Built


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The south side of the 2500 block of I Street features nine row houses built in 1911 (2512-2528 I Street). 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. 2524 has wide lintels over the windows and front door and the front door's transom has been boarded over. It shares a dentilled cornice with adjoining houses.

D. Vogt, 2022


Ownership History

1914 -- Clarence Shorts
1958 -- John B. Howerton


Source Material 

Boyds City Directory, 1914
Foggy Bottom Association News, June 1958
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)

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