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Harry Wardman House
1920, Frank Russell White. 2320 Massachusetts Ave. NW
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

Frank Russell White made no concessions to Sheridan Circle's shape in his imposing and massive limestone house for developer Harry Wardman. Its rectilinear form and details are derived from Italian Renaissance palace models: channeled rustication on the ground level surmounted by two floors with regularly spaced windows. However, the Wardman house lacks the grace of its antecedents, with large windows more at home on a school or factory and decoration thin and minimal.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee



  • 1920


What's Nearby


Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Korea", [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, 345-345.

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