In early 20th century America, the Office of the Quarter Master’s Construction Division was in charge of the military’s built environment. This photograph represents some kind of Federal action either related to a construction standard or showing the completion of a project, most likely involving the installation and/or repair of a “36′ COR Iron Pipe,” [...]
This before and after piece shows a dramatic change to 3407 Quebec Street, NW–an even more dramatic change next door:
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Feast your eyes on this wonderful “traveling bungalow,” early trailer house, travel trailer or whatever the hell…a miracle of Craftsman architecture and Colonial Revival treatment of the early 20th century. The creator, W.M. O’Donnell, naturally of Detroit, Michigan, leaves no detail undone with particular attention to the elevations of his home: a cladding of wood [...]
Do you own a row house in Washington, D.C. that is two stories, features a porch, is Colonial or Spanish Colonial revival, and is within a more semi-urban, neighborhood part of Washington, D.C.? If so, then you just may live in a house that was part of the development and construction of Harry S. Wardman, [...]
Among the early causes and “entitlement” programs that came about in the progressive age of late 19th and early 20th century American culture was the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL), founded in 1914. As is obvious in the subject image, the clientele of WARL included animals not likely to be found on the premises today.
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Some paired houses in Fairmont Street, especially those with beautiful steps made of brick pavers, take into consideration collaborating on projects that might be better executed with harmonious design decision, like materials, and visual appeal akin to the houses in the street. Located on a slope, more commonly known in Mount Pleasant, Fairmont Street, NW [...]
Architectural Possibilities of the Small Row House, Washington, D.C.
Small Colonial Revival/Federal Inspired Row House, Fairmont Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Single Pane, Faux Leaded Glass, Vinyl Home Depot Door (Painted, defeating the purpose of vinyl). This is a current view of the specimen property.
The historic and/or older built environment of Washington, D.C. largely represents the work of late nineteenth and [...]
How To Ruin A Beautiful Detached House, Washington, D.C.
Spanish Colonial/Colonial Revival House,
Upper 16th Street, N.W., 16th Street Heights, Washington, D.C., NW
We often wonder how people can sleep at night after destroying the beautiful in the built environment??? Beautiful homes, magnificent buildings, and all that is interesting is destroyed more and more everyday whether with wrecking [...]
Real Reason for Raised Beds, Ocean City, MD
1926 View of Raised Gardens and Lawns Along the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland
While “raised beds” have their reasons, here and there, they are largely a fashion trend among the those of the “Green” trend in today’s morally correct environmentally concious… Yet there was a time when such [...]