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Waterside Towers

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1970, Chloethiel Woodard Smith and Associates. 905–947 6th sts. SW.
  • Waterside Towers (Franz Jantzen)
  • Waterside Towers (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Waterside Towers (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Waterside Towers (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Waterside Towers (Richard W. Longstreth)

Chloethiel Woodard Smith, known as the “Leading Lady in Urban Renewal,” designed numerous structures in the Southwest, including Capitol Park and Harbour Square. Waterside Towers is a 434-unit complex that features three nine-story towers and a set of three-story town houses. The residences are arranged in a semi-hexagonal U-shape around a central and open courtyard. On the exterior, the tower facades ripple in and out with oversized balconies that feature French door entryways. On the interior the residences offered studio to 4-bedroom arrangements. Amenities included underground parking, onsite professionally managed health club, and an indoor and outdoor pool.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
Updated By: 
Vyta Baselice (2020)



  • 1970


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Waterside Towers", [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, 244-244.

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