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D. Vogt, 2022



The nine-story Jefferson House Apartment Building, was built in 1965 for major D.C. developer Oliver T. Carr, Jr.. It contains 214 units. The Foggy Bottom Association fought against Zoning Commission approval for the high rise, but the developer was eventually able to proceed. The building was designed by architects Corning, Moore, Elmore, Fischer and built by Donohoe Const. Co., Inc.

Several row houses were demolished for construction of the apartment building. The house at 928 24th St was the home of Alice Drury (1892) and then Noah Price, an African American coachman in 1893. "He lived there with his wife and eight children, while operating a stable on the alley. The frame house, 14 feet wide, was probably built in the 1850s. Price bought the house in 1892, and nearly 50 years later it was still in the family, housing his widowed daughter-in-law." (A. Hoagland)


Rowhouse demolished - 928 24th St - 1892- Alice Drury, owner; 1893 - Noah Price and family


Source Material 

FBA History Project, "Historic Houses and Modern Murals." Clio: Your Guide to History.
The Row House in Washington, DC: A History, UVA Press, 2023, Alison Hoagland, p. 162

Foggy Bottom Mews and The Jefferson Street view (D. Vogt, 2022)

The Jefferson under construction, circa 1965 (EHT Traceries)

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