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S. Fred Hahn Building

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1894, John Granville Meyers. 233 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

In response to the change in the 1890s from Victorian forms, materials, and details to those inspired by classicism, Meyers designed the Hahn Building with an exceptionally wide central projecting two-and-a-half-story bay window sheathed in molded copper. Its principal ornament is a great floral swag between the second and third floors. Two of the four original terracotta lion-head window brackets survive on the top story.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "S. Fred Hahn Building", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 252-252.

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