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The Textile Museum (former)

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Martha S. Tucker House
1908, Waddy B. Wood, with Edward W. Donn and William L. Deming. 2320 S St. NW

Wood's three houses on S Street span two extremes of Georgian Revival—from the archaeological interpretation to a sophisticated reordering of its elements. Here,   Wood applied the basic Colonial Revival bay system to an elongated composition but adopted elements frequently used in contemporaneous Beaux-Arts architecture, a raised and rusticated limestone basement containing the entrance with a swan's neck enframement for a two-story window above it. The house, done in partnership with Donn and Deming, was joined to the neighboring Myers House to provide exhibition rooms for the Textile Museum from 1925 to 2015. The two structures are now a single private residence. 

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
Updated By: 
Catherine Boland Erkkila (2021)



  • 1908

  • 1925

    Museum opened
  • 2015

    Museum relocated

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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "The Textile Museum (former)", [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, 357-358.

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