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Embassy of Greece, Commercial Section (Irene Rucher Sheridan House)

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Irene Rucher Sheridan House
1903, Wood, Donn and Deming. 2211 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Wood, Donn and Deming's sophisticated hybrid of Colonial Revival and Beaux-Arts motifs was applied to a two-bay facade, an unusual rhythm for row houses where space was not constricted. Elegant and unusual details are found on all four floors. Channeled limestone rustication curves inward to frame the ground-story entry and window; second-story French windows open onto shallow balus-traded balconies; carved limestone garlands are set beneath unframed third-story windows; and brick dormer windows are integrated into the upper wall, which continues above the cornice.

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Author: 
Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Greece, Commercial Section (Irene Rucher Sheridan House)", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-SK11.

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Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 343-343.

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