Category Archives: Ward 6

William Syphax School

The William Syphax School, at 1360 Half St. SW, is a two-story brick school in the Colonial Revival style. It was built in 1904 and used as a school up until 1994. In 2005, it was acquired by the non-profit developer Manna, and turned into affordable condo units as Syphax Village.

1140 3rd St NE

1140 3rd St NE is the former Washington Coliseum, known as Uline Arena. It opened in 1941 as an ice hockey arena, and after World War II was also used as a basketball arena and for performances, including the Beatles first performance in the U.S. It fell into disuse in 1973 after the hockey and […]

210 A St. NE

210 A St. NE is a three-story brick Victorian townhouse, built in 1890.  For the past several years, it has been called the “Breitbart Embassy.”  Breightbart News rents the townhouse from  the owner Moustafa El-Gindy, a former member of the Egyptian parliament.  He bought the house in 2009 for $2.35 million. Breightbart News uses the […]

1399 Half Street SW

Friendly Davids Market is at 1399 Half Street SW.  A mural is being painted on all three sides of the building in November 2017.  The mural is by Eric Ricks, and is part of the MuralsDC program, sponsored by the Department of Public Works and the Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

1322 Half St. SW

The William Syphax School, at 1322 Half St. SW, was designed in the Colonial Revival style in 1901.  It was used as a school from 1901 to 1994, then was empty for a number of years until it was redeveloped into condominiums in 2005, called the Syphax Village. It is on the National Register of […]