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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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Jeremiah Bradley: 1940 census

15 February 2016

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Federal census, 1940, 414 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Jeremiah A. Bradley (owns, $5,500), head, 52, completed 8th grade, born in N.Y., lived in same house in 1935, plasterer, building contractor, income $1,200.
  • Margaret A. Bradley, wife, 48, completed 8th grade, born in N.Y., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Jeremiah Bradley, son, 23, single, completed 12th grade, b. in N.J., lived in same house in 1935, skilled helper, Government Printing Office, income $1,200.
  • James M. Morita, lodger, 26, single, completed 6 years of college, b. in Hawaii, lived in Honolulu in 1935.
  • Wesley J. Goodwin, lodger, 50, married, completed 8th grade, b. in Newfoundland, lived in Boston in 1935, carpenter, contractor, income $1,200.
  • Charles F. Platte, Jr., lodger, 25, single, completed 1 year of college, b. in R.I., lived in Warren, R.I., in 1935, order cook, restaurant, income $630.
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Residents of 414 A in Boyd’s Directory

7 August 2015

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[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 7 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 414 A Street, SE:

[1876] Charles H. Flemer.

[1879] James R. Furgerson (plumber); Annie D. Middleton.

[1880] Albert B. Clark (U.S. Navy); Harry G. Clark (lawyer); Mary F. Clark (widow of Rev. Albert Clark).

[1881] Albert B. Clark (U.S. Navy); Harry G. Clark (lawyer).

[1882] Mary F. Clark (widow of Albert B. Clark).

[1883] Albert B. Clark (U.S. Navy); Harry G. Clark (lawyer); Mary F. Clark (widow of Albert B. Clark).

[1885] Arthur E. Middleton (draftsman); Richard Middleton (inspector).

[1886] Arthur E. Middleton (draftsman); Richard Middleton (clerk); Rose Poore (servant).

[1887] Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin H. Bryan); Edward C. Bryan.

[1888] Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, National Museum).

[1889] Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, Fishing Commission).

[1890] Martin M. Rohrer (real estate and loans); Benjamin H. Bryan (police); Edward C. Bryan (clerk).

[1890] Benjamin H. Bryan (police); Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin H. Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, Fishing Commission).

[1892] Benjamin H. Bryan (seaman); Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin H. Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, Fishing Commission); Martin M. Rohrer (lawyer).

[1893] James A. Flemer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1894] James A. Flemer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1895] John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Lewis Flemer (Mackall Brothers & Flemer).

[1896] Charles H. Flemer; John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Ellen G. Matthews (teacher).

[1897] Charles Flemer; John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1898] John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1902] Pearl S. Craig (clerk, Census Office).

[1903] Annie K. Evans (clerk, District Commissioner [?]); Francis H. Evans (clerk, Indian Office); George W. B. Evans (clerk).

[1905] Francis C. Evans (clerk, Navy); Harry Irwin [sic] (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1906] Emily Evans; Francis C. Evans (Commerce and Labor); Frank Evans; Harry Irion (civil service); Alfred H. Russler (boilermaker).

[1907] Harry Irion (civil servant).

[1908] Francis C. Evans (Commerce and Labor); George W. Evans (clerk); Mabel E. Evans (stenographer); Oscar Gardner (clerk); Harry H. Irion (civil servant); Clarence N. Walker (draftsman).

[1909] Francis C. Evans (Commerce and Labor).

[1910] Leonard R. Walker (engineer).

[1911] Charles Eldon (salesman).

[1912] Summer S. Evans (stenographer).

[1914] John T. Shuman (painter); John T. Shuman, Jr. (clerk, boards).

[1915] John T. Sherman [sic: Shuman?] (clerk, Woodward & Lothrop).

[1917] John T. Shuman (painter); John T. Shuman, Jr. (clerk); Katherine Shuman (clerk).

[1919] Christina Swain; John T. Shuman (clerk, Fred S. Lincoln, Inc.); Hallie Cooper (clerk); Jessie Jones.

[1920] Hallie E. Cooper (clerk, War Department); Susuan Cossell (clerk, war risk).

[1921] William J. Hussion (machinist, Navy Yard).

[1922] Estelle S. Mead (correspondent, Veterans Bureau); Bessie A. Mayhall (clerk, Treasury Department); Ernestine R. Mayhall (clerk, Treasury Department).

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Sadonia Appler: death

28 April 2014

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“Deaths.” Washington Evening Star, 29 May 1906, p. 5.

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Pearl Craig and Annie Evans: visit to New Hampshire

23 April 2014

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“Social Matters.” Washington Evening Star, 2 July 1901, p. 5.

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Charles Flemer: suicide

23 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 21 March 1901, p. 8.

[Flemer lived at 414 A St. SE in the mid-1870s.]

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Miss Craig: meeting of Cosmopolitan Shakespeare Club

23 April 2014

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“The World of Society.” Washington Evening Star, 16 March 1901, p. 5.

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Servant of George Flenner: death

19 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 8 January 1895, p. 2.

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Martin Rohrer: death

18 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 17 December 1891, p. 2.

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Richard Middleton: death

15 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 22 May 1886, p. 1.

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Classified ad: two houses for rent (1876)

12 April 2014

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“For Rent and Sale.” Washington Evening Star, 1 April 1876, p. 2.

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