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Hecht's Company Warehouse, 1401 New York Avenue, N.E., Washington, District of Columbia, DC



Item Title
Hecht's Company Warehouse, 1401 New York Avenue, N.E., Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
N.E., Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-862
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: Originally constructed to serve the retail activities of a major local merchant, the Hecht Company Warehouse is an outstanding example of Art Deco (Streamline Modern) which stands as one of the major triumphs of inter-war modernism in Washington, D.C. The significance of the Hecht Company Warehouse is tied to its innovative Streamline Modern architecture, early and extensive use of glass block, and importance to the city's economic heritage.

Subjects
Art Deco Architectural Elements
General Stores
Warehouses


Related Names
Abbott, Hunsley
Merkt, Otto
Abbott, Merkt And Company
Steel, Gilbert V.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View of Building Exterior at Intersection of 1300 New York Avenue, N.E.
View of Building Exterior at Intersection of 1300 New York Avenue, N.E.


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