924 25TH STREET NW
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D. Vogt, May 2022
The Foggy Bottom Historic District ends at 922 25th Street, but the next building is now the River Inn, an-all suite hotel. It was built as the Alamac Apartments in 1957, designed by architect Edwin Weihe. The River Inn converted to a hotel in 1978, just before a 1980 zoning change prevented such conversions. The hotel attracted tour buses and Foggy Bottom residents persuaded the city to ban such buses on residential streets. The ban was challenged, but upheld, creating a national precedent.
In the early 2000s, the hotel was home to a popular neighborhood restaurant, The Dish. The restaurant closed in 2021.
The front view of a post card for the River Inn. (artist unknown)
The rear view of the River Inn with parking connecting to Hughes Mews. (D. Vogt, May 2022)
928 25th St (bottom photos) - rear facade and living room fireplace - the row house was demolished and replaced by The Alamac Apartments (now the River Inn) (Wash Post Dec. 1954)