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Isaac Kaufman House

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1893, remodeling, Charles Meade, Jr. 634 G St. SE

In 1893 Isaac Kaufman hired mechanic Charles Meade, Jr., to reface his house at a cost of $4,000. The result is a successful mixture of Richardsonian and Queen Anne elements, with rock-faced limestone used for the basement and first floor, red brick with limestone details for the second, and a slate mansard roof with pressed metal dormer windows in the attic. Unusually fine Richardsonian ornament serves as a continuous capital-cum-frieze for a series of slender colonnettes that enframe the arched door and bay window at the ground level.

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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Isaac Kaufman House", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-CN41.

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Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 263-263.

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