901 26TH STREET NW
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D. Vogt, 2022
The three-story red brick corner house at 26th and I Streets (901 26th St.) was built in 1878 as a house and store. It has several modern alterations. Windows are at regular intervals with segmented arches. On the third floor, the windows have been punched into spaces between original windows -- they do not have arches - and are narrower than the originals. The cornice is bracketed and dentilled.
In 1914, the building was a saloon operated by Robert Stauber. But by 1923 - after Prohibition took effect - the building housed the Universal Holiness Church.
The house has been renovated and the elaborate painted ironwork gates were installed in 1981. The gates were created by sculptor Albert Paley, who also created the "Portal Gates" in 1974 for the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery near the White House.
EHT Traceries, historical area building study and photo, 11/1983
FBA History Project, "Highway Overlook - Lost Foggy Bottom." Clio: Your Guide to History. https://theclio.com/tour/2098/9
The decorative iron gate sculpture is by Albert Paley. (D. Vogt, 2022)
The side view of the house facing I Street. (D. Vogt, 2022)
A corner view of the house as it appeared in 1983. (EHT Traceries, Nov. 1983)