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General Scott Apartment Building

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1940–1941, Robert O. Schultz. 1 Scott Circle

The nine-story, yellow brick General Scott was planned to have 175 compact and convenient pieds-à-terre, 151 efficiencies, and 24 one-bedroom apartments. Its modest Art Deco vocabulary consists of strip windows on its curved corner, square projecting bays where black brick panels alternate with picture windows in front of glass-enclosed atriums within, and a polished black marble, aluminum, and glass brick entrance facing Massachusetts Avenue. Although the apartments were renovated in a 1982 conversion to condo-miniums, the sunken lobby retains its original linoleum floor, its bowed front desk faced with formica to imitate marble, its sinuously carved formica walls, circular recessed ceiling with indirect lighting, and aluminum elevator doors.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "General Scott Apartment Building", [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, 301-301.

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