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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 326 A in Boyd’s Directory

15 July 2015

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The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 326 A Street, SE:

[1871] Fanny Hutton.

[1872] Rev. A. Floridus Steele.

[1877] William P. Thomas (laborer); Julia Lee (cook).

[1878] Theodore J. Van Doren (tailor); Bernard J. Vandoren [sic] (clerk).

[1880] Harmon M. Brush (clerk).

[1881] Harmon M. Brush (clerk).

[1882] Harmon M. Brush (clerk, Interior Department); Isabel Gray (servant).

[1883] Harmon M. Brush (clerk, Interior Department); Isabel Gray (servant).

[1884] Harmon M. Brush (clerk); Isabel Gray (servant).

[1885] Ida Horn (dressmaker).

[1886] Frederick J. Grubb (insurance).

[1887] Edward Horn (cabinetmaker); Ida Horn (dressmaker).

[1889] Emma Bumpus (Government Printing Office); Lorenzo D. Bumpus (Capitol Police).

[1890] Emma C. Bumpus (laborer); Frank M. Bumpus (messenger); Lorenzo D. Bumpus (police).

[1891] Lorenzo D. Bumpus (police).

[1892] L. D. Bumpus (Capitol Police).

[1895] George F. Foster (janitor).

[1896] Charles F. Fletcher (Government Printing Office).

[1908] Harry C. Vincel (conductor).

[1910] Herbert Kreisher (conductor); Robert H. Leight (conductor).

[1914] Christian Herold (machinist, Navy Yard).

[1920] Lucien H. Mercier (clerk, Senate Office Building).

[1921] Luicien Mercier (clerk).

[1922] Christian Herold (machinist, Navy Yard).

[1923] Christian Herold (machinist).

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Smithsonian: building permit for wall

23 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 11 April 1902, p. 2.

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Lester M. Holt: 1910 census

5 April 2014

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Federal census 1910, 326 A St., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • Lester M. Holt, head, 33, married once for 5 years, b. in Wis., father b. in Conn., mother b. in N.Y., civil engineer, Interior Department.
  • Mary Holt, wife, 32, married once for 5 years, mother of 2 children (both living), b. in D.C., parents b. in Vt.
  • Gordon L. Holt, son, 4, b. in D.C., father b. in Wis., mother b. in D.C.
  • Walter J. Holt, son, 1 6/12, b. in Mont., father b. in Wis., mother b. in D.C.
  • Fidelia Trow, mother-in-law, 64, widow, b. in Vt., parents b. in Vt.
  • Gertrude Trow, sister-in-law, 23, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in Vt., clerk, District Building.
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Edna Gleason: story

3 January 2014

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Washington Post, 21 August 1927, p. SM9.

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Classified ad: house for rent (1877)

17 December 2013

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Washington Evening Star, 9 May 1877, p. 2.

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Simon Murphy: receives Navy medal

15 December 2013

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Washington Evening Star, 28 January 1931, p. 5.

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Smithsonian: suit against Avery estate

11 December 2013

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“District of Columbia.” Baltimore Sun, 5 June 1895, p. 2.

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William Herold: marriage license

10 December 2013

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“Licensed to Marry.” Washington Post, 20 March 1936, p. 30.

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Olive Kyler: marriage license

9 December 2013

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“Licensed to Marry.” Washington Post, 31 December 1933, p. 5.

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