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814 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE NW

Year Built

1885

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D. Vogt, 2022

Documents

History

812-818 New Hampshire Ave. were built in 1885 for developer R.A. Beuchler. The two-story, two-bay houses feature pressed brick molded arches above the windows and doors, and decorated cornices that run the length of the four buildings. They are somewhat similar to the buildings at 815 to 821 25th Street, but the doors are on the right, rather than the left, and they have wider windows. The front entry has a three-pane transom window.

According to the owners, in upon purchase of the house in 1996 continuous internal renovations were made with major repairs in 2021 following a sewer backflow.

Resident/Owner

April 1996 - Laurence F. and Michele Lane, owners
- 1996 - house held by an LLC

Recollections

"Positive memories of great neighbors [unfortunately, most have passed/others have moved]. Most of my professional career has centered around Foggy Bottom/GWU/K Street corridor beginning in 1963 when I started as an undergraduate at GWU." (from email by Laurence Lane, owner, March 2024)

Source Material 

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

The sidewalk view shows a low red brick retaining wall and flagstone steps and patio. (D. Vogt, May 2022)

A winter streetscape view of the rows on New Hampshire Avenue. (EHT Traceries, Nov. 1983)

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