912 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE NW

Year Built

1876

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House History

The two-story, six-bay white brick 7-11 store is one of the oldest buildings in the Historic District. It was originally built in 1876 as a dwelling (for C.M. Floyd).

It has been used a neighborhood food store for many years.

For less than a week in April, 1959, "Beatnik" Bill Walker operated a Greenwich Village-type coffee house, called "Coffee 'n' Confusion" at the site.

In 1982, the 7-11 replaced the Nicholas Superette. (Although the area is zoned residential, the commercial use of this building preceded the zoning.)

Ownership History

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Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Historic Houses and Modern Murals." https://theclio.com/entry/144542