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Lansburgh's Warehouse, 410 Eighth Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Northwest, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DC-518
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Significance: As a representative of this specific building type, these Eight Street high-rise stables constitute a considerable documentary contribution to the history of both the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation area and downtown Washington. Plat maps show uninterrupted use of this site as a livery from at lest 1860. Built in 1907 to the design of Harry Blake the building was intended to replace its smaller predecessor. The stables reached quick functional obsolescence with the accelerated expansion of motor vehicle usage. In spite of its subsequent changes in function, a considerable number of elements still remain to testify its originally intended use.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. EIGHTH STREET ELEVATION
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