Some past posts

925 N Street – Grymes Memorial Hall

925 N Street is large three-story rowhouse with a half-round turret on the facade.  The adjacent Salem Baptist Church purchased the building in 1959 to use as Grymes Memorial Hall, an educational annex to the church.

The Irving

The Irving, at 3101 Sherman St., is a red-brick four-story apartment building with 21 units. It was designed by architect Sam Novak in about 1941; Novak designed thirteen apartment projects in D.C.

The Trowbridge House

The Trowbridge House, at 708 Jackson Place, is one of the rowhouses facing Lafayette Square on the west side.  It was built in 1859 for mathematician William Trowbridge, in the Italianate style. The government leased it starting around 1900, and purchased it in 1950.  It has been used for a variety of Federal offices.  The […]

Union Station

Union Station opened in 1907. It was designed by Daniel Burnham, who also designed Chicago World’s Fair. The building is in the Beaux Arts style, with a neo-classical facade of white granite. This door is on the south end of the west front, near the Presidential suite.