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507 Sixth Street Northwest (Apartment House), Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DC-227
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Significance: This building of red pressed brick trimmed with limestone,is four stories high above the basement and covered with a flat roof. It faces west on a frontage of 42 feet, having a rich, highly developed facade of five bays. Originally approached by four stone steps before the street grade was lowered a central segmental-arched entrance is flanked by ornamental iron railings and crowned by a decorated keystone and molded brick cap Window are segmentally arched,with similar keystone and stone and blocks. A panel below those of the first story contain tiles with a geometrical motif in relief. The end bays of the second story are accented by ornamental cast-iron balconies. The front is crowned with an elaborate corbeled brick cornice supported on brackets of molded bricks, containing a geometrically patterned frieze of tiles matching the color of the brickwork, and accented at the center y a small segmental pediment.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
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