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Embassy of Colombia, Chancery

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1907, Frederick B. Pyle. 2118 LeRoy Pl. NW

The only unusual feature of Pyle's six-bay Georgian Revival house is the patterned brickwork and tiles in blind arches above the five ground-story windows. The pedimented doorway, modillion cornice, and simple dormers are all common elements drawn from the eighteenth-century vocabulary. It was built for Samuel W. Woodward, the developer of many of the substantial houses on Bancroft Place.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Colombia, Chancery", [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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