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D. Vogt, 2022



No. 9 mirrors its twin No. 8 and they are perhaps the smallest houses in Snows Court. It is red brick, two stories high and two bays wide. Nevertheless, it is 11 feet wide and measures 528 square feet, with one bedroom and one bath. It has a transom over the door and segmental arches over the door and windows. It has a three step brick stoop. In 2019, it sold for $567,000. The cluster of houses at Nos. 8-20 Snows Court were designed and built in 1884 by Oliver Cox for developer Edwin Greer.

Residents Bill Hollister was a "Service Manager for the Metropolitan Music Library. Ted Santos was a field representative for the same organization."


1958 - Bill Hollister, Ted Santos


Source Material 

FBA History Project, FB Historic District Walking Tour. "Snows Court Row Houses ."
"Snows Court," FBNews, Nov. 1958
Foggy Bottom Association News, Feb. 1961;
Rhea Radin, "From the Bottom Up," Foggy Bottom News, June 1959;
George Beveridge, "City's Foggy Bottom See Test Ground of Urban Renewal," Evening Star, Oct. 23, 1955;
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, Nov. 1983

A side view of the house with a narrow brick foot path. (D. Vogt, Dec 2022)

A vintage photo of the three rows facing the alley. (Unknown)

The rear facades of row 8 and 9. (D. Vogt, 2022)

Alleyway to the left of the house in the 1950s. (Robitscher collection, 1950s)

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