Monthly Archives: August 2014

235 Second Street NE

The Thomas-Markward Hall of the Young Woman’s Christian Home is at 235 Second Street NE. The Young Woman’s Christian Home was founded in 1833 by Mary Wilkinson, who wanted to set up a safe place for women coming to D.C. to live, in memory of her daughter who had died. The organization was chartered by […]

2123 Twining Court

2123 Twining Court, originally known as the Spencer Carriage House and Stable, is in an alley in back of P Street. It was the Omega Club, a gay dance bar, for many years, closing in Dec. 2012. It was then purchased by Gerard Boquel and Lew Hages, who want to turn the building into a […]

611 Maryland Avenue NE

This is a large stone church built in the 1890’s, with stained glass windows, a tower, and a chapel that seats 450. The Imani Temple has owned the church since 1994, and is now selling it and moving to Prince Georges County. It is listed at $5.8 million.

Old Chancery of the Embassy of the Philippines

The Old Chancery of the Embassy of the Philippines, at 1617 Massachusetts Avenue, was originally built for Daniel Stapleton in 1917, by architect Clarke Waggaman. The Philippines bought the property in 1941 for the Office of the Resident Commission, and later used it as the Chancery. A new Chancery was constructed across the street in […]

1229 E Street SE

1229 E Street SE is a pre-Civil War house in the shotgun style. It consists of three rooms front-to-back, and is 14 feet wide. It was built about ten years before the Civil War, and occupied up until the 1940’s. The current owner bought the house in 1985, and wants to tear the house down […]