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Frederic and Mathilda Delano House
1924, Waddy B. Wood. 2244 S St. NW
  • (Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

Wood, Washington's premier Colonial Revival architect, designed the Delano residence in a remarkably restrained manner. The attic story is recessed behind a parapet wall of alternating segments of brick wall and classical balusters. Two floors of brick walls with plain but finely proportioned window frames in limestone act as a foil for an elegant semicircular limestone porch composed of six unfluted Corinthian columns with sculptural details that are so reduced as to be almost suppressed.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee



  • 1924


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Ireland", [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, 357-357.

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