Dupont Circle

1300 17th St. NW

1300 17th St. NW is the Pen Arts building, the headquarters for the National League of American Pen Women.  It was originally built in 1887 by architect William Poindexter, as a 20-room private residence for an opera singer.  The building is three stories, with turrets and a brick exterior in a basket-weave pattern, and brick trimming details.  It was acquired by Pen Arts in 1951.