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500 block, north side (DCHistoryQuest)

1 December 2016

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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.


500 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0027
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling
Store — 0


502 A STREET SE

Contributing Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0009
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling
Store? — 0


504 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0008
Year Built — 1883
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0805
Permit Date — January 30, 1883
Original Owner — Kernan, Bernard
Est’d Cost — $2,500.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0070
Rooms — 0
Width — 22
Depth — 58
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


506 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0025
Year Built — 1906
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0282
Permit Date — July 25, 1906
Original Owner — Hesse, John C.
Architect — Plager, W. S.
Builder — Barkman, Geo. W.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $10,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0372
Rooms — 0
Width — 21
Depth — 58
Stories — 3
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


508 A STREET SE

Contributing — No
Square — 0841
Lot — 0026
Year Built — 1962
Source — DC Assessment Directory 2011
Purpose — dwelling
Store? — 0


510 A STREET SE

Contributing Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0802
Year Built — 1907
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1979
Permit Date — December 23, 1907
Original Owner — Hesse, Henry A.
Architect — Plager, W. S.
Builder — Barkman, Geo. W.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $4,300.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0448
Rooms — 0
Width — 18
Depth — 30
Stories — 3
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


512 A STREET SE

Contributing — No
Square — 0841
Lot — 0004
Year Built — 1966
Source — DC Assessment Directory 2011
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — Baist’s maps agree
Store? — 0


514 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0003
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling
Store? — 0


516 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0801
Year Built — 1880
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1045
Permit Date — March 3, 1880
Original Owner — Harrison, B. D.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $4,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0056
Rooms — 0
Width — 21
Depth — 31
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


518 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0841
Lot — 0800
Year Built — 1880
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1045
Permit Date — March 3, 1880
Original Owner — Harrison, B. D.
Est’d Cost — $4,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0056
Rooms — 0
Width — 21
Depth — 31
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin

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Residents of 508 A in Boyd’s Directory

3 May 2016

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[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 3 May 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 508 A Street, SE:

[1871] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1873] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1875] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1876] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1877] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1878] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1879] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1881] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1885] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1887] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1888] John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1889] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

]1891] Edward [sic] B. Hesse (clerk); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1892] Edwin Hesse (stenographer); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1893] Edwin B. Hesse (stenographer and typewriter); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1894] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, police headquarters); John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1895] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, police headquarters); John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1896] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Fire Department); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1897] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Fire Department); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1898] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Fire Department); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1900] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Metropolitan Police); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1903] John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1905] John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department.)

[1906] George [sic] C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1908] John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1914] Not listed.

[1917] Not listed.

[1925] Not listed.

[1928] Not listed.

[1932] Not listed.

[1934] Not listed.

[1936] Not listed.

[1956] Not listed.

[1967] Mrs. Marjorie Hendricks.

[1973] Mrs. Marjorie Hendricks.

 

 

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John C. Hesse retires

7 September 2014

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Washington Post, 11 August 1920, p. 12.

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John C. Hesse: awarded Medal of Honor

7 September 2014

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Washington Post, 14 May 1905, p. F3.

[At various times Hesse lived at several addresses on A Street, SE: 503, 506, 508, and 510.]

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This document explains why and how the Medal of Honor was eventually withdrawn: Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery.

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Madison Jett: bitten by dog

2 July 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 21 February 1912, p. 5.

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