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Engine House No. 19

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1910–1911, Averill, Hall and Adams. 2813 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • Engine House No. 19 (Franz Jantzen)

Although its original brick walls have been covered with stucco and its roof with rubber, the romantic charm of the Arts and Crafts style Engine House No. 19 flourishes. Its charm depends primarily on the picturesque massing of its form. The octagonal hose tower with rough, primitive quoins; the irregularly formed, stone arched entries; and the steeply sloping roofs with bungalow dormers and overhanging bracketed eaves were meant to complement the domestic architecture of the nearby suburban neighborhood.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Engine House No. 19", [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, 278-278.

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