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Thomas Healy House

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1892, remodeled, William Sheets. 617 A St. NE
  • Thomas Healy House

This rather imposing example of a full-blown Queen Anne wood row house was the result of renovation of an earlier flat front. The facade was entirely covered by a boldly projecting (4 feet by 8 feet), two-story, double-windowed square bay. The porch has bulbous turned posts, colonial balusters, and fan brackets, a mixture of decorative details typical of the Queen Anne style, as is the delicate linear iron cresting rail above the porch and at the roofline. Sheets was described as the “mechanic” at the time of the modernization.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Thomas Healy 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, 255-255.

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