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938 24TH STREET NW

Year Built

1884

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History

A typical Foggy Bottom historic row house is brick, 12-16 feet wide and 26 feet deep, and two or three stories high. Most of the houses have fenced in gardens or patios in the back. From an architectural perspective, the “late Victorian” row houses generally have flat-fronts and simple ornamentation. Builders used pressed and molded brick detailing builders to make even modest houses appear distinctive.

24th Street has four colorful historic row houses (Nos. 936-942), which were built for A.D. Elliot by Oliver Cox in 1884. The brick buildings are two-stories high and two-bays wide. They share a continuous frieze running above the top windows a corbelled bracketed cornice connecting the houses. They also feature triple-brick arches over the window and doors, and three retain transom windows over the front doors.
The houses back onto Snows Court.

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Ownership History

Recollections

Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "Historic Houses and Modern Murals." https://theclio.com/entry/144542
EHT Traceries, historic area house survey, 1983

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