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951 25TH STREET NW

Year Built

1883

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History

This striking, but unkempt blue brick building (No. 951) was built by Peter McCartney for Jas. Gowens in 1883. It is likely McCartney's tallest remaining building. The brick building is three stories tall, two bays with with a chamfered square projecting bay. It has cast iron stairs leading to the entry door. The is door raised to the first story, recessed, composed of parallel wood French doors. The house has a pediment roof capping the projecting bay and brick arches over the windows. Note also the stained-glass transom window over the front door, and string courses on the first and second level.

The house sold in 2022 for $1,225,000 and is being "renovated."

Documents

Ownership History

Claude Shamburger, until 2021, former Harlem Globetrotter basketball player
Joel Brewster, 1983

Recollections

Source Material 

FBA History Project, Foggy Bottom Historic District Walking Tour, "The Tallest Row Houses." https://theclio.com/tour/2098/17
Washington Post article on Claude Shaumburger, https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1996/07/05/rim-shots/2e1ab374-cfe0-4869-b8c8-4af982757962/
EHT Traceries, historic area building study, 11/1983

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