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400 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.


400 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0831
Year Built — 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 2391
Permit Date — May 17, 1887
Original Owner — Godwin, H. P.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $4,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0105
Width — 21
Depth — 40
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


402 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0831
Year Built 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 2390
Permit Date — May 17, 1887
Original Owner — Wood, F. A.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0105
Width — 21
Depth — 40
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


404 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0805
Year Built — 1892
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0453
Permit Date — August 24, 1892
Original Owner — Hilliard, N.
Architect — Haller, N. T.
Builder — Hilliard, N.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $10,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0167
Width — 21
Depth — 34
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — furnace


406 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0033
Year Built — 1892
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0453
Permit Date — August 24, 1892
Original Owner — Hilliard, N.
Architect — Haller, N. T.
Builder — Hilliard, N.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $10,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0167
Width — 21
Depth — 34
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — furnace


408 A STREET SE

Contributing Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0803
Year Built — 1892
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1878
Permit Date — April 3, 1892
Original Owner — Hill, Mary L.
Architect — Haller, N. T.
Builder — Nolan, John H.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost $ 8,500.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0160
Width — 23
Depth — 63
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — steam


410 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0019
Year Built — 1902
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1008
Permit Date — November 23, 1902
Original Owner — Tripp, Henry E.
Builder — Webster, John
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3,500.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0271
Rooms — 0
Width — 19
Depth — 45
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — mansard
Roof Material — tin & slate
Heat — hot water


412 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0802
Year Built 1881
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0985
Permit Date — March 30, 1881
Original Owner — Flemmer, Chas. H.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0061
Rooms — 0
Width — 27
Depth — 27
Stories — 3
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


414 1/2 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0829
Year Built — 1881
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0985
Permit Date — March 30, 1881
Original Owner — Flemmer, Chas. H.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0061
Width — 27
Depth — 27
Stories — 3
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


416 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0817
Year Built — 1873
Source — Daily National Republican newspaper report on building permits issued
Permit # — 1
Permit Date — April 9, 1873
Original Owner — Flemmer, Charles
Material — brick
Qty Built — 2
Width — 17
Depth — 36
Stories — 3


418 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0820
Year Built — 1873
Source — Daily National Republican newspaper report on building permits issued
Permit # — 1
Permit Date — April 9, 1873
Original Owner — Flemmer, Charles
Material — brick
Qty Built — 2
Width — 17
Depth — 36
Stories — 3

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Ella Kerby: 1940 census

14 February 2016

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Federal census, 1940, 412 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Ellla G. Kerby (owns, $8,500), head, 78, widow, completed 9th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935, lodging house keeper.
  • Mary C. Monroe, partner, 91, single, completed 9th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Jenevieve [sic] Wolf, lodger, 23, single, completed high school, b. in Md., lived in rural Prince George’s County, Md., in 1935, waitress, restaurant, income $890.
  • Elinor Schwene, lodger, 20, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in Md., lived in rural Prince George’s County, Md., in 1935, stenography, Chamber of Commerce, income $1,440.
  • Charlotte E. Osborn, lodger, 23, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in D.C., lived in Tulsa, Okla., in 1935, stenographer, government, income $1,320.
  • Benton McKaye, lodger, 61, widower, completed 6 years of college, b. in Conn., lived in same house in 1935, forester, Forestry, government, income $3,800.
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Residents of 412 A in Boyd’s Directory

1 August 2015

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[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 1 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 412 A Street, SE:

[1871] Adolphus Lindenkohl (draughtsman); Henry Lindenkohl (draughtsman); Charles Flemer (carpenter).

[1872] Charles Flemer (carpenter); Charles Flammer [sic].

[1876] John Wagoner (driver).

[1878] Charles W. Hepbrun (laborer); Leah Hepbrun (widow of James Hepbrun); Samuel H. Hepbrun (painter).

[1879] Charles W. Hepbrun (laborer); Leah Hepbrun (widow of James Hepbrun); Samuel H. Hepbrun (painter); Thomas A. Mitchell (clerk); Thomas A. Mitchell, Jr. (telephone operator); Samuel H. Clark (painter); Frank E. Swartout (carpenter); Leah Clark [sic] (widow of James Clark).

[1880] Leah Hepburn (widow of James Hepburn).

[1881] Griffin S. Martin (carpenter).

[1882] James A. Randall (clerk, Adjutant-General Office).

[1883] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1884] H. B. Sabin (clerk); James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1885] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1886] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1887] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1888] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1889] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1890] George S. Randall (clerk); James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1892] James A. Flemer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); James E. Gill (carpenter).

[1894] Clair R. Hillyer (student); William E. Hillyer (student); William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1895] William R. Hillyer.

[1896] Clair R. Hillyer (manager); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance).

[1897] Clair R. Hillyer (clerk); Edward L. Hillyer (student); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance).

[1898] Clair R. Hillyer (stenographer); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance); Daniel T. Birtwell (clerk).

[1899] Clair R. Hillyer (stenographer); Edward L. Hillyer (clerk); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance); William E. Tufts (chemist).

[1902] John W. Bulla (inspector).

[1903] John W. Bulla (inspector, Post Office Department).

[1904] John W. Bulla (inspector, Post Office Department).

[1905] John W. Bulla (inspector).

[1906] Beatrice Bulla; John W. Bulla (inspector, Post Office Department).

[1908] Louise M. Newcomb (stenographer); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office).

[1909] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); Joseph E. Cox (clerk); Lewis D. Lawrence (clerk); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); M. Louise Newcomb (stenographer).

[1910] Louis B. Lawrence (clerk, Navy).

[1911] Edward P. Fitch (clerk, Census Office).

[1913] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); Mary L. Newcomb (stenographer).

[1915] Carroll B. La Place (clerk, Post Office Department); Ella G. Kerby (widow of William F. Kerby).

[1916] Eliza Logie (Library of Congress).

[1919] Eliza Logie (Library of Congress); Ella G. Kerby (widow of William H. [sic] Kerby).

[1921] Vernon Kaufman (police); Ethel C. Morrison (clerk, War Department).

[1922] Mary C. Monroe; Ethel C. Morrison (clerk, War Department); Vernon E. Kaufman (Capitol police).

[1923] Helen Corcelius (clerk).

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J. W. Buller home: fire

23 April 2014

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“Local Mention.” Washington Evening Star, 30 March 1901, p. 16.

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