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Wheat Row

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1794–1795, Joseph Clark. 1315–1321 4th St. SW
  • Wheat Row (Library of Congress)

This stately residential row resulted from the speculative activities of a syndicate headed by James Greenleaf. The complex was named for John Wheat, an early owner-occupant.

Now restored and integrated into the Harbour Square complex, the three-story brick row is articulated by a central pavilion of four bays, flanked by four-bay sections. An oculus window punctuates the pediment at the roofline above the central pavilion. Brick string-courses and a heavy cornice reinforce the horizontality of the composition. The windows are crowned with stone lintels with keystones, while the doors are finished with arched lintels over elegant fanlights.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee



  • 1794


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Wheat Row", [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, 242-242.

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