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633 D Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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HB298345
Front Elevation


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Item Title


Location
Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-612
Significance: This small, modest building typifies the small-scale development which characterized much of late-nineteenth century Washington. The combination of ground floor shops with living quarters above was a common one until the middle of the twentieth century. The brick work and entablature detailing illustrate the aspiration to classically inspired elegance, executed in common materials, which was also a prevalent feature of contemporary architecture in the district area. While not architecturally distinguished, the building comprises part of the row of similar commercial structures which characterize this section of D Street. The well executed cornice detailing is similar to that of the nearby 641 building and others along this street.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FRONT ELEVATION


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