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D. Vogt, 2022



The entry door has a transom window. 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.


mid- 2010s - Dave and Jacqueline Escobar (renters -?)


"For a period of time in the early 2000's this home was vacant. The home required substantial renovation including anchoring the outside walls and rebuilding of the foundation. For the past decade, the home has been rented. For several years in the mid-2010s a military couple, Dave and Jacqueline Escobar lived there. Both were Army Lt. Colonels. Jacqueline held a senior leadership role in the Office of the Inspector General. Sadlly, after deployment, Jackie developed an inoperable brain tumor. In 2020, she passed; she is buried in Arlington Cemetery," excerpt from an email by Larry Lane (814 New Hampshire Avenue), March 28, 2024

"We understand that in the late 1980s/early 1990s there was a major boiler explosion at the GW Inn. While we have limited knowledge of this event, it appears to have been the source of damage to the front facade of our home [814] and of 816, and probably the cause of need to re-anchor the walls of 818. In each of our renovations, we have had to address ceiling and wall plaster crackings in the front rooms of 814." excerpt from an email by Larry Lane (814 New Hampshire Avenue), March 28, 2024

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

The windowless side view has metal stabilizing rods (with stars) and a high retaining wall. (D. Vogt, May 2022)

The high front retaining wall has decorative brick motif. The entry steps are red brick. The front gate has a decorative grape motif. (D. Vogt, May 2022)

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