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Theodore Mayers Row

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1887, John Granville Meyers. 215–221 3rd St. SE

These four houses are fine examples of a typical late Victorian row house type built in wide areas of the city as speculative housing. Their form is characterized by wide, square, pedimented bays with large front and narrow side windows. Inexpensive brick is used in a variety of corbeled patterns with molded terracotta tiles often introduced for additional texture and pattern. In the best examples, details of the facades vary to establish rhythmical patterns within a row. Mayers Row, where the houses are smaller in scale than many similar rows, was erected for $10,000, or $2,500 per house.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Theodore Mayers Row", [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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