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Beall-Washington House, 2920 R Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Northwest, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DC-828
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N674).
Significance: In 1868, the first governor of the District of Columbia, Henry D. Cooke, had erected four double houses, combining elements of the Italianate and Second Empire architectural styles. Designed by Morris Starkweather, who also was the architect for another important example of Second Empire architecture in Washington, D.C., Georgetown Visitation School, this row is a rare and outstanding example of planned development in late nineteenth century Georgetown. Of the four structures, this house is the only one with a tower, giving it visual importance above the other houses in the row and making it the best example in the row of the mid-nineteenth century desire for picturesque architecture.
Charbonneau, Aimee, Delineator
Benton, David A., Delineator
Gueco, Irwin J., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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