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c. 1880, August G. Schoenborn. 325, 327 East Capitol St. SE
  • Two Houses

This pair of three-story, bay-fronted Italianate houses was designed by Schoenborn, a draftsman on the Capitol extensions under Thomas U. Walter during the 1850s and 1860s. He claimed credit as the designer of the Capitol dome's structural system. The attenuated and well-balanced proportions, restrained use of fine quality cast-iron ornament, and attention to subsidiary decorative details distinguish these two houses from less expensive builder-erected examples in the same mode.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Two Houses", [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, 254-254.

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