NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE OVERVIEW
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D. Vogt, 2022
New Hampshire Avenue forms the eastern border of the Historic District.
At the southern end of New Hampshire Avenue, there are three groups of five row houses, each built between 1885 and 1890. These colorful groups present a variety of architectural features including decorated cornices, bay windows, brickwork designs, arches, and landscaped front yard areas.
The first group of houses (800 to 810 New Hampshire Ave.) were built in 1890 by Frank Carver and designed by Charles Burden, the same team responsible for the row of houses at 801 to 821 25th Street. These houses all appear to be individual small cottages, but are all variations on the same theme.
The next group (812 to 818 New Hampshire Ave.) were developed in 1885 by R.A. Beuchler. The Arc Hotel in the middle of the block, built as the Channel House Apartments in 1960, breaks the link of historic row houses.
The next group of houses (828 to 844 New Hampshire) was developed by Samuel Norment and built by J.H. Grant in 1886- this development rounds the corner and continues to 2416 I Street. The corner of New Hampshire and I Street holds the large yellow brick Fitzgerald House, which operated as a market operated by Irish immigrants into the 20th century.
FBA History Project, "Foggy Bottom's Grandest House." Clio: Your Guide to History. https://theclio.com/tour/2098/2
FBA History Project, "Architectural Variety on New Hampshire Avenue." Clio: Your Guide to History https://theclio.com/tour/2098/14
A streetscape of New Hampshire Avenue rows with the yellow Fitzgerald House on the right. (D. Vogt, Dec 2022)
A winter 1983 streetscape view of the New Hampshire rows from the H Street corner. (EHT Traceries, Nov. 1983)