800 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE NW

Year Built

1890

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House History

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

The next group of houses, 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.

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Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Architectural Variety on New Hampshire Avenue." https://theclio.com/tour/2098/14