Monthly Archives: July 2014

601 I St. NW

601 I St. NW is undergoing extensive renovations by Douglas Development, one of the largest developers in D.C. Douglas Development is redeveloping this building and the adjacent building at 900 6th St.; they purchased both buildings for $1.7 million in October 2013.

Graffiti church

This church building, at 700 Delaware Avenue SW, is the former Friendship Baptist Church. It was built in 1886, designed by James Boyce in the Romanesque style. In 1965, the congregation outgrew the church building and constructed a new building nearby. It was closed in 2001 and under private ownership. The graffiti artist HENSE (Alex […]

Grimke School

The Grimke School, at 1923 Vermont Avenue NW, was built in 1887, with additions made in 1937. It was first the Phelps School, then the business department of M St. High School, then Grimke Elementary (named after Archibald Grimke, U.S. Consul to Santo Domingo). The school was closed six years ago, and the D.C. Fire […]

E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse

The E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse was designed in 1949 by architect Louis Justement, in a streamlined classic style. It was one of the last buildings erected in the Judiciary Square area, and was designed to fit in with the other Federal architecture. The building houses the U.S. District Court for D.C., the U.S. […]

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, at 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW, was built in 1917. By 2005, the church building needed extensive repairs and the congregation was declining, so the church partnered with a developer, selling part of its property for a 12-story office building and completely restoring the church. The church owns a part […]

Metropolitan Police Headquarters

The Metropolitan Police Headquarters is at 300 Indiana Avenue, NW. The building is a seven-story stone building with steel doors. It was designed with classical and art-deco elements, in 1941 by architect Nathan Wyeth, who was the D.C. municipal architect from 1934 to 1946. The building was re-named the Henry J. Daly Building for a […]