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641 Indiana Avenue, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DC-593
Building/structure dates: 1820 initial construction
Significance: Although there are no records, this building appears to have been built as early as 1817, definitely not later than 1827. The cultural value of this structure lies more in its age rather than its Greek Revival design elements. When taken in conjunction with its two contemporary and similar neighbors, these three buildings acquire an enormous historical value for the city of Washington. Taken together, they are apparently the oldest commercial structures extant in the city.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. PRIMARY FACADE
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