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Year Built


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D. Vogt, 2022



This brick, two story, three bay flat facade house retains its original size and framing of door and windows. The door has a transom and the door and windows are crowned by brick molded hood arches. The house has several star shaped tie rods and a wooden cornice is dentilled with brackets at each end. No. 947 was built in 1879 for Leo McGraw.

"McGraw rented the house to white families, first to laborer George Nichols and his wife and two children.'
"The 1879 building permit also included a provision for a one-story wood and coal shed, set in the rear of the yard that measured 12 by 20 feet." (A. Hoagland)


1879 - Leo McGraw
- George Nichols and family (renters)
1983 - James B. Price
1983 - Lian von Wantock


Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "The Tallest Row Houses."
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, 11/1983
The Row House in Washington, DC: A History, UVA Press, Alison Hoagland, 2023, p. 166, 245

A sidewalk view of the house with two tier brick steps and low brick retaining wall. (D. Vogt, May 2022)

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