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300 block, south 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.


301 A STREET SE

[St. Mark’s Church]

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0059
Year Built — 1926
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit — # 8115
Permit Date — April 1, 1926
Original Owner — Kimmel, W. A.
Architect — Smith, Delos H.
Builder — Smith, Delos H.
Material — brick
Est’d Cost — $31666
Qty Built — 1
Permit Note addition on rear
Microfilm Roll — 326
Width — 45
Depth — 71
Stories — 1
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — pitch
Roof Material — slate
Heat — vapor


315 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0034
Year Built — 1879
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 2020
Permit Date — April 3, 1879
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $2200
Qty Built — 1
Other Notes — 1886 assessment
Microfilm Roll — 0051
Width — 22
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


317 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0035
Year Built — 1878
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1519
Permit Date — October 29, 1878
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $1500
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0049
Width — 22
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Foundation Material — brick


321 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0036
Year Built — 1879
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 2310
Permit Date — May 14, 1879
Original Owner — Nash & Thomas
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $2000
Qty Built — 1
Other Notes — 1886 assessment
Microfilm Roll — 0052
Width — 19
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat


323 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0037
Year Built — 1878
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1418
Permit Date — October 9, 1878
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $2000
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0049
Width — 20
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — stove(s)


325 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0038
Year Built — 1878
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0856
Permit Date — July 2, 1878
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3200
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0047
Width — 22
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


327 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0039
Year Built — 1878
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0856
Permit Date — July 2, 1878
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3200
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0047
Width — 22
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


329 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0788
Lot — 0812
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0215
Permit Date — July 28, 1885
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling & store
Est’d Cost $ — 2000
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0087
Width — 24
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Store? — 1
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin

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Residents of 315 A in Boyd’s Directory

7 September 2016

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[Originally posted 20 February 2014; revised 7 September 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 315 A Street, SE:

[1880] Madison Davis (chief, postage stamp division, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General); Mrs. George R. Ruff.

[1881] Madison Davis (chief, postage stamp division, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1882] C. G. Calkins (Hydrographic Office).

[1883] Madison Davis (chief clerk, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1884] Charles A. Shields (stenographer).

[1885] Madison Davis (chief clerk, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General); Elizabeth A. Smith (servant).

[1886] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, city post office); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Wesley G. Carr (teacher).

[1887] Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1888] William B. Marlow (clerk); Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1889] Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); William B. Marlow (clerk).

[1890] Alida J. Gaynor (housekeeper); Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding).

[1891] Franklin Moore (clerk); Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding).

[1892] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1893] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1894] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1895] Phyllis M. Gross (widow of Horace Gross); Angelina A. Marshall (widow of Ezra A. Marshall).

[1896] Harry N. Low (Graham & Low); Elvira Scott (nurse); Angeline Marshall (widow of Ezra A. Marshall).

[1898] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); Fred M. Bock (clerk, city post office); Irene B. Bock; George W. Bock (clerk); L. Ellsworth Bock (clerk, city post office); Magdalene C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1899] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); L. Ellsworth Bock (clerk, city post office); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1900] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); George W. Bock (fireman); Magdalen C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Block).

[1902] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); Irene B. Bock (teacher); George W. Bock (fireman); Madalene C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1903] J. Van Stewart (clerk).

[1905] George M. Buck (clerk, Capitol); William J. Jones (painter); Clara H. Jones (Census Office).

[1906] Clara H. Jones (Census Office); William J. Jones; Charles A. Conrad (chief clerk, office of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, Post Office Department).

[1908] Edward F. Albert (pharmacist).

[1909] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1910] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1911] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1912] William R. Baker (clerk, Census Office); Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper, secretary of the Regina Elena Pleasure Club); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1913] Arthur F. Bauer (assistant secretary).

[1914] Henry Bauer; Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper, Remington Typewriter Co., boards); Byron Richards (clerk).

[1916] Bessie K. Bauer (stenographer, Robert C. Rogers Co.).

[1917] Ernest Kletsch.

[1918] Juliet C. De Courcy [sic] (nurse); Lulu Konkle (stenographer).

[1919] Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (stenographer); Jennie DeCourcy (widow of Matthew DeCourcy); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary DeCourcy (clerk).

[1919] Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (clerk, War Department); Jennie DeCourcy (widow of Matthew DeCourcy); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary DeCourcy (clerk).

[1920] Mrs. Jennie DeCourcy; Juliet DeCourcy (nurse); Myrtle Settle (nurse).

[1923] Charles A. Lyons.

[1928] Jacob H. Hollinger.

[1932] Jacob H. Hollinger.

[1934] Jacob H. Hollinger.

[1936] Jacob Hollinger.

[1956] Mrs. Maude V. Hollinger.

[1967] Mary G. Cavanaugh.

[1973] Vacant.

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Jacob Hollinger: death

21 February 2016

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Washington Evening Star, 10 March 1953, p. 10.

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Jacob Hollinger: 1940 census

21 February 2016

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Federal census, 1940, 315 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Jacob H. Hollinger (owns, $15,000), head, 62, completed 1 year of college, b. in Penn., lived in same house in 1935, chief clerk, Government [illegible], income $3,100.
  • Maude V. Hollinger, wife, 61, completed 8th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Ralph S. Arbegast, lodger, 51, single, completed 1 year of college, b. in Penn., lived in same house in 1935, auditor, government, income $2,100.
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Angleyne Marshall: death

19 April 2014

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“Died.” Washington Evening Star, 10 January 1896, p. 7.

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Mr. & Mrs. Frank Smith: reception for Mrs. W. B. Marlow

15 April 2014

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“Society Notes.” Washington Evening Star, 29 January 1887, p. 5.

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Jacob Hollinger: 41st year in job

9 December 2013

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Washington Post, 5 April 1943, p. 9.

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Washington Evening Star, 4 April 1943, p. 19.

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Thomas Moore: death

7 December 2013

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Washington Post, 24 December 1893, p. 2.

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