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Robert B. Roosevelt House

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1924, Porter and Lockie. 2336 California St. NW
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

Porter and Lockie applied sparse classical details to a cubic form in an unusual manner, with slender colonnettes marking the corners, an equally thin twisted rope molding outlining the arched doorway, and shallow anthemion friezes above ground-story windows and enlivening the entablature. The result is a building with Spanish overtones strongly influenced by European modernism.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Robert B. Roosevelt 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, 353-354.

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