Neighborhood
Logan Circle

1324 Corcoran St.

1324 Corcoran St. was built in 1890.  The narrow glass and metal door reflects a building across the street.  The street is near busy areas but is a quiet residential street, with old townhouses.

Neighborhood
Dupont Circle

The Cosmos Club

The Cosmos Club is at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, in the heart of Embassy Row.  The building is referred to as the Townsend Mansion, after the original owner, Mary Scott Townsend.  It is one of the grand large townhouses near Dupont Circle, built in 1900.  The townhouse is in the Beaux-Arts style, and was designed by […]

Neighborhood
Downtown

Third Church of Christ, Scientist

The Third Church of Christ, Scientist, at the corner of 16th and I St., was completed in 1970. It is of concrete, built in the Brutalist style by architect Araldo Cossutta, who worked with I.M. Pei. The concrete was poured on the spot, 60 feet tall in an octagonal shape with only one window. The […]

Neighborhood
Dupont Circle

Pepco Substation

Pepco substation #124, in the middle of an office and residential area at 2140 N St. NW.

Neighborhood
U Street corridor

1754 U St. NW

1754 U St. was built in 1925, and is part of a row of townhouses on that block. Many of them, like this one, have the main entrance a half-story above ground level, with stairs up to a small landing with a short decorative wall on the street side.

Neighborhood
Georgetown

The Church of the Pilgrims

The Church of the Pilgrims is at 22nd and P St. This is a side door on 22nd St. The Church of the Pilgrims was founded in 1903, and the church was built in 1928. The church describes its original purpose as “intended as a home away from home for southern Presbyterian men and women […]

Neighborhood
Dupont Circle

1822 N St.

1822 N St. NW, near Dupont Circle, is one of a pair of identical townhouses, now converted into offices.

Neighborhood
Adams Morgan

1834 Florida Avenue NW

1834 Florida Avenue NW, built in 1956, has a narrow door on a narrow one-bedroom house on a very small lot, 899 square feet.

Neighborhood
Chinatown

Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut at 7th and I St. is a center for German culture.  Their glass doors feature posters for their programs, like this one for their Damage Control film series, in conjunction with the Hirshhorn Museum’s Damage Control exhibit. It is an old red brick building, remodeled into offices.  The Goethe-Institut moved in to the […]

Neighborhood
Mount Vernon Square

1027 7th St.

1027 7th St. NW is undergoing renovation.  The building was originally constructed in 1900.