Category Archives: Ward 6

210 A St. NE

210 A St. NE is a three-story brick Victorian townhouse, built in 1890.  For the past several years, it has been called the “Breitbart Embassy.”  Breightbart News rents the townhouse from  the owner Moustafa El-Gindy, a former member of the Egyptian parliament.  He bought the house in 2009 for $2.35 million. Breightbart News uses the […]

1399 Half Street SW

Friendly Davids Market is at 1399 Half Street SW.  A mural is being painted on all three sides of the building in November 2017.  The mural is by Eric Ricks, and is part of the MuralsDC program, sponsored by the Department of Public Works and the Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

1322 Half St. SW

The William Syphax School, at 1322 Half St. SW, was designed in the Colonial Revival style in 1901.  It was used as a school from 1901 to 1994, then was empty for a number of years until it was redeveloped into condominiums in 2005, called the Syphax Village. It is on the National Register of […]

541 7th St SE

541 7th St. SE is a two-story rowhouse, with a gabled roof and dormer in the front, and a recent third-floor addition in the rear.  The house was built in 1857 according to Ditto, the firm that redeveloped the property (the real estate sites list the date as 1890).

545 7th St. SE – Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

545 7th St. SE is a two-story brick building with stone trim.  It was built in 1904 as the B.B. French School, a public vocational school.  Starting in 1942, the nearby Marine barracks leased the building until 1959.  After that, D.C. used it as storage for three years, and then it remained vacant for about […]