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Headquarters of the National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists

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E. H. Alsop House
1920, Waddy B. Wood. 2205 Massachusetts Ave. NW
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

Examples of Wood's Colonial Revival row houses abound in the general area, and the Alsop house exhibits many features common to them: limestone lintels above triple windows in a greatly swelling bay whose sunken corner blocks join to form distinctive continuous horizontal belt courses; the door set back beneath an elliptical arch; and pedimented Philadelphia-inspired scroll dormers with switch-back tracery set at the edge of the roof.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee



  • 1920


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Headquarters of the National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists", [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, 343-343.

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