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U.S. Soldiers Home, Scott Building, Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
U.S. Soldiers Home, Scott Building, Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-353-C
Building/structure dates: 1852 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1869 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1891 subsequent work
See HABS No. DC-353 for list of related structures.

National Register Number: 74002176
Significance: Soldiers Home established by Congress in 1851. Scott Building was he first major building constructed. Originally housed residents and administrative offices.

Subjects
Office Buildings
Soldiers' Homes


Related Names
Alexannder, Lt. Barton S.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN FACADE (ELEVATION; 1974)
2. MAIN FACADE (ELEVATION; 1975)
3. MAIN FACADE (OBLIQUE VIEW)
4. MAIN FACADE (OBLIQUE VIEW, CLOSER)
5. MAIN FACADE, CLOCK TOWER (ELEVATION)
6. MAIN FACADE, CLOCK TOWER (OBLIQUE VIEW)
7. MAIN FACADE, CLOCK TOWER (OBLIQUE VIEW, CLOSER)
8. MAIN FACADE AND END FACADE
9. REAR FACADE AND END FACADE
10. NORTH ANNEX, REAR
11. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, CLOCK TOWER, ARCADED UPPER STORY
12. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, ENTRANCE PORCH
13. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, ENTRANCE PORCH, BATTLEMENTS
14. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, ENTRANCE PORCH, SIDE ARCHED OPENING
15. DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, ENTRANCE PORCH, STONE BEARING ARCHITECT'S NAME AS SEEN THROUGH SIDE ARCHED OPENING
16. DETAIL, REAR FACADE, IRON RAILING ON PORCH
17. INTERIOR, DIVIDED STAIRCASE
18. INTERIOR, DETAIL, DIVIDED STAIRCASE,RAILINGS AND STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS
19. INTERIOR, STAIRHALL
20. INTERIOR, DETAIL, STAIRHALL, CEILING
21. INTERIOR, DETAIL, TWO ARCHED DOORWAYS
22. INTERIOR, DETAIL, CEILING ROSETTE
23. INTERIOR, DETAIL, FIRE FRAME, FRONT
24. INTERIOR, DETAIL, FIRE FRAME, REVERSE SIDE (INSCRIPTION: 'J. E. JACKSON/NEW YORK/PATENT/1853/NO. 98')
25. INTERIOR, ATTIC, GENERAL VIEW, SHOWING ROOF TRUSS AND SUPPORT SYSTEM
26. INTERIOR, ATTIC, GENERAL VIEW, SHOWING FORMERLY EXPOSED ELEMENTS
27. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF CAST-IRON COLUMN BASE
28. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF ROOF SUPPORT SYSTEM
29. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF TOP CORD CONNECTION ON ROOF TRUSS SHOWING SCREW CONNECTION
30. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF PURLIN BEAM SPLICE
31. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF ROOF TRUSS STRUT (BACKGROUND SHOWING FORMERLY EXPOSED CONSTRUCTION)
32. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF ROOF TRUSS LOWER CORD PIN CONNECTION
33. INTERIOR, ATTIC, DETAIL OF CAST-IRON STRUT WITH SADDLE FOR PAIRED TIE RODS


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