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Brazilian Delegation to the Organization of American States, Ambassador's Residence

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Daniel J. Callahan House
1916, George N. Ray. 2415 California St. NW
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

Ray designed this gambrel-roofed house in a freely interpreted combination of Georgian and Federal forms and details to capitalize on its corner site. Arched ground-story windows set within wide ornate blind arches flank the entry and carry one double bay around the corners. The Baroque-inspired rusticated doorway with a deeply projecting but suppressed swan's neck pediment is particularly fine.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee



  • 1916


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Brazilian Delegation to the Organization of American States, Ambassador's Residence", [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, 354-354.

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