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S. W. Tullock House

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1887, remodeled, attributed to William Sheets. 506 East Capitol St. NE

The Tullock house facade, a monumental fusion of Richardsonian and Queen Anne elements, is a $4,000 “improvement” to an existing house. The two arches in the 18-inch-thick rusticated stone first story were “relieved by iron beams,” installed by builder T. J. Holmes. The composition was an unusual one, with the facade dominated by a swelling second-story corbeled bay that spans most of the house's 18-foot width and more than a third of its 26-foot height. An equally wide arch shelters a recessed balcony set atop the bay. Although the windows are expansive, they are of stained and leaded glass and the walls and bay window framing are massive to ensure privacy within.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "S. W. Tullock House", [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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