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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 325 A in Boyd’s Directory

21 July 2015

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[Originally posted 12 January 2014; revised 21 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 325 A Street, SE:

[1881] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); Paul A. Draper (messenger). [In 1878 Charles S. Draper had been living at 37 B St., SE.]

[1882] Charles S. Draper; Paul A. Draper (messenger); Anne Moulden (servant).

[1883] Charles S. Draper (messenger, Senate); Paul A. Draper (messenger).

[1884] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (Bureau of Printing).

[1885] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (engraver).

[1886] Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper, Capitol); George S. Draper (page); Paul A. Draper (clerk).

[1887] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper; Paul A. Draper (photographer).

[1888] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (messenger).

[1889] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (clerk); Paul A. Draper (engineer).

[1890] Charles S. Draper (messenger, activing assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (assistant secretary); Hall [sic] A. Draper (electrical engineer).

[1891] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (clerk).

[1892] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (stenographer); Paul A. Draper (electrical engineer).

[1894] Charles S. Draper (assistant sergeant-at-arms, Senate); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1895] Charles S. Draper (sergeant-at-arms, Senate); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1896] Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1897] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1898] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrical engineer).

[1899] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1901] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1902] Charles S. Draper (clerk); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1903] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1904] Charles S. Draper (messenger); William S. Draper (student). [In this year Paul A. Draper has moved to 217 Third St., SE.]

[1905] Charles S. Draper (clerk).

[1906] Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper); W. Albert Draper (student).

[1908] Isabel Taylor (nurse); Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper).

[1909] Isabelle Taylor; W. Albert Draper (engineer dist.); Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper).

[1910] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper); W. Albert Draper (civil engineer).

[1913] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1915] William M. Powell (folder, House of Representatives); Isabelle Taylor (nurse).

[1916] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper).

[1917] Isabelle B. Taylor (nurse).

[1918] Isabelle B. Taylor (nurse).

[1919] Josephine C. Draper (widow of Charles Draper); Isabelle Taylor (nurse).

[1920] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper); Isabelle Taylor (nurse); Charles A. Ehrhart (captain, police).

[1921] Thomas H. Dugan (clerk, House of Representatives).

[1922] Isabelle Taylor (domestic; checker, Washington Term[inal?]); Thomas H. Dugan (clerk, House of Representatives).

[1923] Isabelle Taylor (checker, Washington Term[inal?]).

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Building permits

11 April 2015

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The following list is adapted from a summary of Capitol Hill building permits created by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society.


Unidentified A Street address

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2020, 4 April 1879. Estimated cost: $2,200. Owner: Madison Davis.

301 A St., SE

56′ x 73′ brick church, permit no. 126, 19 July 1888. Estimated cost: $20,000. Owner: St. Mark’s Church, Trustees. Architect: T. Buckler Ghequier. Builder: W. H. C. Thompson.

304 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris. Builder: D. J. Murphy.

306 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner and builder: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris.

312 A St., SE

19′ x 34′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 360, 9 September 1898. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Gershom Bradford. Architect and builder: James M. York & Son.

314 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

316 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

317 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1519, 30 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $1,500. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

318 A St., SE

[This entry is partly illegible.] Brick private garage, permit no. 787. Owner: Charles Shelton. Architect: William B. Shelton.

320 A St., SE

19′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 3638, 21 February 1912. Estimated cost: $3,000. Owner: Julia A. Chase. Architect: B. B. Adams. Builder: William S. Spencer.

322 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 180, 28 July 1899. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: J. N. Avery. Architect: Edward Woltz. Builder, J. C. Yost.

323 A St., SE

20′ x 28′ brick dwelling permit no. 1418, 10 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: Henderson Fowler.

325 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

327 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

329 A St., SE

24′ x 28′ brick dwelling and store, permit no. 215, 29 July 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: George W. Barnes.

400 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no.2391, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: H. P. Godwin.

402 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2390, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $3, 000. Owner: F. A. Wood.

404 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

405 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

406 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

407 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

408 A St., SE

23′ x 63′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1878, 4 April 1892. Estimated cost: $8,500. Owner: Mary L. Hill. Architect: N. T. Haller. Builder: John H. Nolan.

409 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

410 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1008, 24 November 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Henry E. Tripp. Architect: John Webster.

411 A St., SE

31 x 32 brick dwelling, permit no. 1203, 3 December 1891. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner, architect, and builder: F. S. Obold.

413 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

415 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

417 A St., SE

20′ x 36′ brick dwelling, permit no. 366, 15 August 1892. Estimated cost: $5,200. Owner: J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: S. J. Prescott.

503 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

504 A St., SE

22′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 805, 31 January 1883. Estimated cost: $2,500. Owner: Bernard Kernan.

505 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

506 A St., SE

21′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 282, 26 July 1906. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner: John C. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

507 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1858, 26 May 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: F. McLean. Architect: Rhodes and Simms.

509 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

510 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1979, 24 December 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $4,300. Owner: Henry A. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

511 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

516 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

518 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

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Isabella Taylor: handbag stolen

9 May 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 15 December 1909, p. 19.

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Charles S. Draper: death

1 May 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 11 September 1908, p. 10.

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Paul Harper: turns in fire alarm

22 April 2014

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“Condensed Locals.” Washington Evening Star, 5 August 1899, p. 4.

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Olga Horn: death

13 April 2014

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“Died.” Washington Evening Star, 17 June 1884, p. 3. Image

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Mildred Draper: contest

4 January 2014

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Washington Post, 11 January 1932, p. 8.

[Contest: to write an essay on George Washington for the Washington Bicentennial.]

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C. S. Draper: funeral

16 December 2013

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Washington Post, 12 September 1908, p. 2.

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Washington Post, 13 September 1908, p. 16.

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Washington Evening Star, 12 September 1908, p. 16.

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Addison Draper: honor roll at Lehigh University

10 December 2013

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Washington Post, 19 March 1939, p. 11.

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Josephine Draper: death

9 December 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 9 August 1928, p. 3.

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[Same in 10 August 1928, p. 3.]

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