802 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE NW
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D. Vogt, 2022
According to EHT Traceries, No. "802 is the perhaps the most (exotic? eastern? gothic?) in appearance." It is brick, three bays wide, and two stories high. Its first story has three pointed arch windows and doors. The second story features rectangular windows with peaked lintels. The cornice is articulated in projecting vertical rows of brick. Long narrow vertical brick projections define the edges of the the cornice.
This 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.
FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Architectural Variety on New Hampshire Avenue." https://theclio.com/tour/2098/14
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, Nov. 1983
A sidewalk view with a wooden picket fence and red brick patio area. (D. Vogt, May 2022)
The house in winter of 1983 with white painted wooden fence. (EHT Traceries, Nov. 1983)