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D. Vogt, 2022



The house at 800 New Hampshire Ave., built in 1890, wraps around the corner, and has been expanded to incorporate the house to its left (facing H Street). The house is three stories with a square tower at the corner - a counterpoint to the turreted tower at 801 25th Street. It has a steeply pitched, fishscale shingled roof. It features an oriel bay window on the New Hampshire Ave. facade. According to EHT Traceries, "This hexagonal bay and the one in the1st floor of the tower pay homage to the octagonal [house}."

In 1914, it housed one of two dressmakers who operated businesses from their houses on this block.

The group of houses at 800 to 810 New Hampshire Ave., were all built in 1890 by Frank N. Carver, designed by Chas. E. Burden, and owned by Chas. Early and J.P. Jones. (The same team responsible for the 25th St. story book and turreted houses.) They were built "on speculation" - that is for a builder, who would then sell them to the public. The brick facades use brick and iron cornices, mansard and flat roofs, and slate and tin to create a variety of picturesque buildings.



The roses in front of the house are amazing. With little care, they brighten up the corner during the summer. (D. Vogt, June 2022)

Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Architectural Variety on New Hampshire Avenue."
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, Nov. 1983

832-838 N.H. Ave, Oct. 1959 (DC Public Library, Washingtonia Collection)

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