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300 block, north side (DCHistoryQuest)

15 January 2017

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The following notes are taken from DCHistoryQuest, “an interactive GIS map that provides historical data on approximately 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, D.C.” To save space, I have deleted lines that are left blank. Please keep in mind that if no building permit is cited, the construction date is usually conjectural.


300 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0806
Year Built — 1857
Source — Boschke Map
Purpose — dwelling


304 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0027
Year Built — 1909
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0185
Permit Date — July 12, 1909
Original Owner — Murphy, D. J.
Architect — Norris, L.
Builder — Norris, L.
Material — brick & stone
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $5000
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0525
Width — 18
Depth — 30
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — limestone
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


306 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0026
Year Built — 1909
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0185
Permit Date — July 12, 1909
Original Owner — Murphy, D. J.
Architect — Norris, L.
Builder — Norris, L.
Material — brick & stone
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $5000
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0525
Width — 18
Depth — 30
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — limestone
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


312 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0023
Year Built — 1898
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0360
Permit Date — September 8, 1898
Original Owner — York (James M.) & Son
Architect — York (James M.) & Son
Builder — York (James M.) & Son
Material — brick & stone
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3500
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0227
Width — 19
Depth — 34
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete & brick
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — Hummelstown
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin & slate
Heat — Latrobe(s)


314 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0805
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0252
Permit Date — August 4, 1885
Original Owner — Edelin, John H.
Architect — Friedrich, Emil S.
Builder — Friedrich, Emil S.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $8000
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0087
Width — 23
Depth — 26
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


316 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0804
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0252
Permit Date — August 4, 1885
Original Owner — Edelin, John H.
Architect — Friedrich, Emil S.
Builder — Friedrich, Emil S.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $8000
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0087
Width — 23
Depth — 26
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


318 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0030
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling


320 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0032
Year Built — 1912
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 3638
Permit Date — February 20, 1912
Original Owner — Spencer, Wm. S.
Architect — Adams, B. B.
Builder — Adams, B. B.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3000
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0673
Width — 19
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


322 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0803
Year Built — 1899
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0180
Permit Date — July 27, 1899
Original Owner — Yost, J. C.
Architect — Woltz, Edward
Builder — Woltz, Edward
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6000
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0236
Width — 21
Depth — 31
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


326 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0802
Year Built — 1857
Source — Boschke Map


330 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0801
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling

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Residents of 300 A in Boyd’s Directory

4 August 2016

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[Originally posted 3 February 2014; revised 4 August 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 300 A Street, SE:

[1871] Edward G. Handy (justice of the peace).

[1872] Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1875] Isabella Y. T. [sic] Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1878] Annie Beck; William E. Handy.

[1879] Annie Beck (clerk).

[1881] William E. Handy (medical student); Annie Beck.

[1883] Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1885] Edward H. Stanford (clerk).

[1886] Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1887] Annie Beck; William E. Handy (physician to the poor, Health Department, D.C. government); William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1888] Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy); William E. Handy (physician to the poor).

[1888] Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy); William E. Handy (physician, Health Department).

[1889] William M. Stanford (carpenter); Annie Beck.

[1890] Robert Vose (notary and real estate); William M. Stanford (carpenter); William E. Handy (physician); Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1891] William E. Handy (physician); Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy); Annie Beck.

[1892] William E. Handy (physician); Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1894] William E. Handy (physician); Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy).

[1895] William E. Handy (physician); Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy); Thomas Joseph (driver).

[1896] William E. Handy (physician); Isabel Y. P. Handy (widow of Edward G. Handy); Edward F. Washington (driver).

[1898] Emma M. Helmick (Department of Agriculture); Frank M. Helmick (printer); John B. Falconer (carpenter).

[1899] John B. Falconer (carpenter); J. Edward Falconer (cornicemaker); John B. Falconer (carpenter); Mary M. Falconer (dressmaker).

[1900] John B. Falconer (carpenter); Hetty Conwell (widow of Israel Conwell).

[1903] Robert E. Clements (grocer); Annie Harding (bookkeeper).

[1905] Robert E. Clements (grocer).

[1907] Elsie Luckett (bookkeeper).

[1908] Ida Lewis (clerk); Robert E. Clements (grocer); Mattie Fenwick (domestic).

[1909] Robert E. Clements (grocer); Ida M. Lewis (clerk).

[1914] Robert E. Clements.

[1915] Leroy C. Clements (clerk).

[1916] Le Roy C. Clements (clerk); Robert E. Clements (grocer).

[1917] Robert E. Clements.

[1920] Robert E. Clements.

[1922] Jessie Clements.

[1923] Robert E. Clements.

[1925 Robert E. Clements.

[1928] Robert E. Clements.

[1932] Mrs. Hattie M. Clements.

[1934] Mrs. Hattie M. Clements.

[1934] Mrs. Hattie M. Clements.

[1956] Mrs. Hattie M. Clements.

[1967] Fred C. Kelly.

[1973] Mrs. Margot Kelly.

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Robert Clements: estate worth $20,000

27 June 2015

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[Clements lived earlier at 300 A St., S.E.]

Washington Post, 31 December 1927, p. 20.

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Robert Clements: death

27 June 2015

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[Clements had lived earlier at 300 A St., SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 20 December 1927, p. 9.

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Robert Clements sued

27 June 2015

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[Clements lived at 300 A St., SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 11 May 1904, p. 5.

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300 A Street: title transfer from McMahon to Clements

27 June 2015

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“Real Estate Transfers.” Washington Evening Star, 21 November 1899, p. 10.

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Dr. William Handy: death

27 June 2015

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[Dr. Handy had lived earlier at 300 A St., SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 29 February 1933, p. 7.

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Dr. William Handy: letter to Washington Post

27 June 2015

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Washington Post, 10 June 1889, p. 6.

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[This is the article he refers to: Washington Post, 9 June 1889, p. 10.]

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Edward Handy: death

12 August 2014

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“Died.” Washington Evening Star, 29 June 1871, p. 3.

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L. C. Clemenys: automobile license

10 August 2014

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“Automobile Licenses.” Washington Evening Star, 29 June 1913, p. 25.

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L. A. C. Clements: auto license

3 July 2014

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“Motoring.” Washington Evening Star, 26 May 1912, p. 24.

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Robert E. Clements: 1910 census

5 April 2014

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Federal census, 1910, 300 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Robert E. Clements, head, 46, married once for 16 years, b. in Md., parents b. in Md., groceryman, own store.
  • Hattie M. Clements, wife, 40, married once for 16 years, mother of 6 children (5 still living), b. in D.C., parents b. in Md.
  • Leroy C. Clements, son, 15, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C.
  • Jessie M. Clements, daughter, 10, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C.
  • Robert E. Clements, son, 6, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C.
  • Norma E. Clements, daughter, 3, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C.
  • Ruth C. Clements, daughter, 1 10/12, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C.

 

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Annie Beck: death

7 December 2013

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Washington Post, 22 July 1891, p. 7.

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Death of Miss Annie Beck.

Miss Annie Beck died yesterday morning at her residence, No. 300 A street southeast, of general debility, resulting from old age. She a daughter of Joseph Beck, and was one of the oldest residents of Washington, having reached her eighty-first year. With the exception of a few years in Baltimore she had spent her life here. Early in its history she became a member of Waugh Methodist Church, and was one of its most active workers, being prominent in all the charitable undertaking of the congregation. Her funeral will take place at 4 o’clock in the afternoon from Waugh Church.

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Robert Clements: death

3 December 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 24 May 1919, p. 3.
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William Morton: death

3 December 2013

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Washington Post, 23 April 1917, p. 10.

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CROWDS AT SCENE
OF AUTO TRAGEDY
Inquest Into the Death
of W. A. Morton and
Miss Handy Today.

Thousands of persons yesterday visited the grade crossing at Hyattsville, Md., where Miss Anna Handy, of Hyattsville, and William A. Morton, of Beltsville, met death Saturday night when the automobile in which they were driving was struck by a Baltimore and Ohio express train. Sheriff Garrison kept the crowd in order. The inquest will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Miss Handy, who was the oldest of a family of ten children, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Handy. The girl was exceedingly popular. Morton had been a leader in community life since moving to Beltsville a year ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Morton, 300 A street southeast. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Lucy Morton, of this city, and Mrs. George Judd, of Boston, and a brother, John Morton.

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