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949 25TH STREET NW

Year Built

1890

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History

A tall white brick building, No. 949, was built by H.F. Morris for Jas. Gowens in 1880. It has four stories and is crowned by a gable dormer window in the mansard roof, making it one of tallest row houses in the Historic District. It has a projecting square bay, highly decorative brick cornice, an altered front door (moved from the 2nd to the 1st/below grade) and double hung windows. It displays elaborate ornamental brickwork in a variety of patterns. Its four metal "star bolts" connect the façade to the joists behind the brick to stabilize the structure.

D. Vogt, 2022

Documents

Article on house owner and neighborhood activist, Maria Tyler (FB News, Oct. 1979)

Ownership History

1880 - Jas. Gowens
1983 - Arthur G and M. O. Tyler

Recollections

Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "The Tallest Row Houses." https://theclio.com/tour/2098/17
EHT Traceries, historic area building survey, 11/1983

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

Article on house owner and neighborhood activist, Maria Tyler. (FBNews, ?)

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