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Polkinhorn Building, 638 D Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



B&W Photos

HB293328
View From North

HB293329
Cast-iron Column In First Floor Interior; View From East

HB293330
Exterior Elevation


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Item Title


Location
638 D Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-568
Building/structure dates: 1872 initial construction
Significance: A printing shop operated at this address in 1875 according to the D.C. City Directories. The HUB furniture store has occupied the building since 1942. The building occupies two lots. It therefore acquires a majestic scale through repetition of Renaissance-derived ornamentation.

Subjects
Furniture Stores
Printing


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW FROM NORTH
2. CAST-IRON COLUMN IN FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR; VIEW FROM EAST
3. EXTERIOR ELEVATION


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