Monthly Archives: March 2015

2033 G St. NW – The Woodhull House

The Woodhull House was built for Maxwell Woodhull in 1855, by an unknown architect.  It is a two-story brick townhouse, in the Italianate style.  Woodhull’s son donated the house to George Washington University in 1925. Woodhull House has been renovated as a museum of Washingtoniana, displaying the collection of Albert Small.  The Textile Museum has […]

2525 P St. NW

2525 P St. NW is a brick townhouse built in 1900, with street front doors leading to parking and patio, and the entrance to the house behind the doors.  The adjoining property at 2527 has doors which are the mirror image of these doors.

St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church

St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church is at 2436 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.  St. Stephen’s parish begin in 1866, and the current church building was completed in 1961.  It has a 70-foot bell tower with a large gold cross, dominating that corner of Pennsylvania Avenue.  The front of the church has an 35-foot elliptical arch framing a […]

The Westin Georgetown

The Westin Georgetown, at 2350 M St. NW, was built in 1984.  It is an 8-story brick building in the post-modern style, with some Beaux-Arts and Art Deco detailing. The hotel was originally The Regent.  After failures and bankruptcy, the property eventually was bought by Starwood Lodging.  Starwood has franchished the hotel to the Westin.  […]

1707 Columbia Road

The Chatham Court Apartments, at 1707 Columbia Road, were built in 1926 as luxury apartments by architect Harry Wardman.  After the building was completed, it was sold to the prominent D.C. surgeon Dr. Bliss, and the Bliss family still owns the building.