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D. Vogt, 2022


Channel House (now Arc Hotel) Beauty Salon Advertisement (FB News, 1960s)


The Arc Hotel, 824 New Hampshire Ave. (back entrance at 825 25th St.), opened in 2016 and was recently renovated. It was built in 1960 and opened in 1962 at the Channel House Apartments and Hotel. It housed the Intrigue Restaurant and the Channel House Beauty Salon. It later converted to a hotel, known as The Inn at Foggy Bottom. GWU owned the building from 1994 to 2016 and operated it as The George Washington University Inn. The curved metal sculpture was installed in 2021.


Frank and Marion De Sando operated the Channel House Restaurant and Lounge at the site in the early 1970s.


Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Architectural Variety on New Hampshire Avenue."

"Foggy Bottom Neighbors Protest Service of Liquor at Channel House," The Washington Post, Dec. 31, 1964, p. A3

Personal Communications with Arc Hotel management, January, 2022

A view of 25th and H Sts. (FBNews, 1966)

Channel House Restaurant and Lounge advertisement, FB News, Mar. 1974

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