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D. Vogt, 2022



This group of four brick houses with two bays two and a half stories, Nos. 912-914 1/2, were built, designed, and owned by B.H. Warner & Co. as a speculative project in 1887. The houses have molded brick arches over the windows and a dentilled brick cornice runs the length of the houses.

Nos. 914 and 914 1/2 have doors lowered to ground level and windows fronted by small balconies directly above the doors. In 1987, the owner of No. 914 requested from HPRB approval for a 12' rear addition with a projecting bay.


Jerry and Charlotte Seward, mid-1950s
Margaret Hays, mid-1950s


"914 25th has also had the distinction of being thrice sold; Jerry and Charlotte Seward, with a second baby on the way , finally moved to larger quarters and Margaret Hays of the State Department has become the new owner." Excerpt from Foggy Bottom News, "From the Bottom Up," by Rhea Radin, June 1959

Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "The Historic District's Longest Row."
Foggy Bottom News, "From the Bottom Up," by Rhea Radin, June 1959 , Vol. 2, Number 8
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey and photo, 11/1983

The sidewalk view with red brick entry walk. (D. Vogt, 2022)

A streetscape view of rows. (EHT Traceries, Nov. 1983)

900-914 25th St Houses during and after renovation (Wash Post May 30, 1954)

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