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Hotel Washington

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1917–1918, Carrère and Hastings. 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  • Hotel Washington (Franz Jantzen)

The nine-story Hotel Washington, modified from an Italian Renaissance model, is one of a number of buildings by Carrère and Hastings in the capital city, including the Russell Senate Office Building and the Cannon House Office Building (see CH02, CH03, p. 135). The Hotel Washington acquires a certain dignity through such decorative elements as a smooth rusticated stone veneer that covers the steel frame below the third story. In the upper stories, Italian artists enlivened the dark brown brick with fine sgraffito decoration in the spandrels and around the windows. The rooftop garden overlooks the White House and the Executive Group.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Hotel Washington", [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, 201-201.

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