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Embassy of Ireland (Frederic and Mathilda Delano House)

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Frederic and Mathilda Delano House
1924, Waddy B. Wood. 2244 S St. NW

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.

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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Ireland (Frederic and Mathilda Delano House)", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-SK63.

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Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 357-357.

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