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Frederick A. Miller House
The building permit for the Miller House, issued on March 27, 1900, stipulated a dwelling and “automobile house.” This small garage, apparently the first in Washington, still stands on 22nd Street and was untouched by the 1984 fire that gutted the main house. Although the exterior of the main house was rebuilt carefully following the original design, the new buff Roman bricks reveal the extent of the damage. Pelz is best known as one of the architects of the Library of Congress. Like it, the stylistic heritage of the Miller House is French, but Renaissance rather than Baroque in inspiration. Although the house is officially on Massachusetts Avenue, Pelz utilized the depth of the corner lot for the main facade, which has additional prominence due to the open street junction just in front. Two conical towers, ornamented by elaborate dormers, flank the imposing entrance that retains its
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