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1013 E Street, Northwest (Commercial), Square 347, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Square 347, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DC-792
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1921 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1944 subsequent work
Significance: The MESCO Building, a mid-18th century Italianate-style rowhouse renovated in 1921, is an early example of facade preservation in Washington, D.C. The building housed M.E. Swing Company, a coffee roasting concern, and its Polly Trent candy factory for most of the 20th century. The MESCO Building contributes to the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.
Italianate Architectural Elements
Swing, Edward M.
R.P. Pullman & Company
Shoemaker, W. W.
M.E. Swing & Company
Marshall & Gangwehr
Hambright, Harlan, Photographer
Bird, Betty, Historian
Knill, Mary K., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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