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Embassy of Kenya

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F. A. Keep House and C. Russell Peyton House; Embassy of Sweden
1906 Keep House, 1908 Peyton House, Nathan C. Wyeth and William P. Cresson. 1937 renovation, Frederick H. Brooke. 2249 and 2251 R St. NW

Wyeth was involved in the design of both of these houses. In partnership with Cresson, he erected 2251 in 1906; two years later he designed 2249 on his own. The buildings are linked by the same cubic massing, common cornice lines, limestone facades, and by a double arch leading to garages, probably done in Brooke's 1937 renovation to accommodate the Swedish Embassy. Their similarities are striking and their differences subtle: the Peyton House has five bays in comparison to the Keep House's three.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Timeline

  • 1906

    Keep House built
  • 1908

    Peyton House built
  • 1937

    Renovated

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Citation

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Kenya", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-SK74.

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 360-360.

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