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Year Built


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D. Vogt, 2022



No. 8 and its twin No. 9 are perhaps the smallest houses in Snows Court. No. 8 is painted red brick, two stories high and two bays wide. Nevertheless, it is 11 feet wide and measures 528 square feet. It has a transom over the door and segmental arches over the door and windows. It has a three step brick stoop. The cluster of houses at Nos. 8-20 Snows Court were designed and built in 1884 by Oliver Cox for developer Edwin Greer.

Ownership History


Source Material 

FBA History Project, FB Historic District Walking Tour. "Snows Court Row Houses ."
Foggy Bottom Association News, Feb. 1961;
Rhea Radin, "From the Bottom Up," Foggy Bottom News, June 1959;
George Beveridge, "City's Foggy Bottom See Test Ground of Urban Renewal," Evening Star, Oct. 23, 1955;
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, Nov. 1983

A side view of the tiny house. (D. Vogt, 2022)

A vintage photo of the rows facing the long alley. (Unknown)

The rear facades of Nos. 8 and 9 Snows Court. (D. Vogt, Dec. 2022)

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