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William A. Scully House

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1927, John J. Whelan. 2431 Kalorama Rd. NW
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

Whelan designed the Scully house following a very traditional and regular undormered Georgian Revival composition but constructed it of uncoursed fieldstone. In contrast to his contemporary house at 2435 Kalorama Road (see SK36), which is irregular in composition, this house is built of small but rectilinear ashlar blocks laid in even courses, a subtle inversion of what one might expect. The Scully house is unadorned except for a columnar porch and Palladian window above that establish a strong central axis.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "William A. Scully House", [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, 351-351.

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