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3909 Woodley Road – Hearst Hall

Hearst Hall, at 3909 Woodley Road, was built in 1900 as the original home of the National Cathedral School for Girls.  The money for the building was donated by Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst. The building was designed in the French Chateau style by architect Robert Gibson, a New York architect.  The […]

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Alban Towers

The Alban Towers is a six-story apartment building. When it was built in 1929, it was the largest apartment building in D.C. It was designed by architect Robert Scholz in the Gothic Revival style, made of limestone and tan brick. It was designed to complement the National Cathedral, which is diagonally across the street. It […]

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St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

St. Alban’s Episopal Church, at 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, is a parish church, dwarfed by the Washington National Cathedral on the same land at Mount St. Alban’s. It was built in 1854.

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Washington National Cathedral

The doors of the National Cathedral have intricate grillwork panels.  This is a detail from one of the doors on the north face of the Cathedral, with reflections in the glass behind it.