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Headquarters of the National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists (E. H. Alsop House)

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E. H. Alsop House
1920, Waddy B. Wood. 2205 Massachusetts Ave. NW

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

Author: 
Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Headquarters of the National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists (E. H. Alsop House)", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-SK09.

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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