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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 514 A in Boyd’s Directory

15 May 2016

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[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 15 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 514 A Street, SE:

[1871] Frank Lawler (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1872] Roseanna Custis (widow of William H. Custis); Susannah E. Custis (clerk, Treasury Department); Greenberry J. P. Belt.

[1873] John Kingdon (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1875] John Kingdon (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1877] Wesley D. Smith (clerk, Land Office).

[1879] John Kingdon (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1881] John Kingdon (clerk, Treasury Department); Charity A. Smallwood (servant); Charles C. Bowling (butter).

[1882] Charles C. Bowling (butter).

[1883] Charles C. Bowling (butter and eggs).

[1885] Alvan [sic] H. Doan (clerk, Pension Office); John A. Botts (clerk, Quarter-Master General’s Office).

[1887] Alva H. Doan (clerk, Pension Office).

[1886] Alva H. Doan (clerk, Pension Office).

[1888] Alva H. Doan (clerk, Pension Office).

[1889] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1891] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1892] Sadonia C. Appler; Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing); Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1893] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Sadonia C. Appler.

[1894] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Sadonia C. Appler.

[1895] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1896] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Sadonia C. Appler.

[1897] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing); Mary L. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1898] Rolandus R. Rhode (stair builder); Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Byron Kingdon (student).

[1999] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing); Mary L. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1900] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Byron Kingdon (clerk).

[1903] Sadonia C. Appler; Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing); Mary L. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1904] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing): Lucretia Keirle.

[1905] Sadonia Appler; Ida B. Keirle (clerk).

[1906] Sadonia C. Appler; M. L. Keirle (widow of William [sic] C. Keirle); Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing).

[1907] Byron Kingdon (agent); Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing).

[1908] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing); Lucretia Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Byron Kingdon (stenographer).

[1909] Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing).

[1911] Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle); Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing).

[1912] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing).

[1913] Ida B. Keirle (Bureau of Printing); Mary L. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1914] Ida B. Keirle (operator, Bureau of Printing, boards); Lucretia M. Keirle (widow of Henry C. Keirle).

[1916] Ida B. Keirle (operator, Bureau of Printing).

[1917] Ida B. Keirle.

[1918] Ida B. Keirle (operator, Bureau of Printing).

[1920] Ida B. Keirle (operator, Bureau of Printing).

[1922] Ethel Vought; Max Vought (toolmaker, Navy Yard); Ida B. Keirle (operator, Bureau of Engraving and Printing).

[1923] Ida B. Keirle.

[1925] Max Vought.

[1928] Michael P. Fee.

[1932] Sampson H. Bass.

[1934] Sampson H. Bass.

[1936] William M. Schoeb.

[1956] Richard F. Paige.

[1967] Richard F. Paige.

[1973] Michael J. Berz.

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Michael P. Fee: death

1 May 2016

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[During the 1930s Fee lived at both 514 and 517 A Street, SE.]

“Deaths.” Washington Post, 24 January 1963, p. B3.

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Ida Keirle: probate

26 April 2015

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Washington Evening Star, 26 April 1924, p. 31.

[Ida Keirle lived at 514 A St., SE.]

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Michael P. Fee: 1930 census

15 April 2015

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Federal census, 1930, Washington, D.C.; 514 A St., S.E.

  • Michael P. Fee, head (rents, $50), 54, married at 28, b. in England, parents b. in Ireland, insurance agent.
  • Ellen P. Fee, wife, 60, married at 34, b. in Ind., parents b. in Northern Ireland.
  • Patrick J. Fee, son, 26, married at 20, b. in U.S.A., mother b. in Ind., father b. in Penn., clerk, cigar.
  • Sarah E. Fee, daughter-in-law, 27, m. at 21, b. in Penn., father b. in Penn., mother b. in Ireland.
  • Marian Fee, granddaughter, 5, b. in D.C., parents b. in Penn.
  • Dolores Fee, granddaughter, 2 7/12, b. in D.C., parents b. in Penn.
  • Joseph Fee, nephew, 19, single, b. in Penn., father b. in England, mother b. in Penn., clerk, drug store.
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Byron Kingdon: assaulted

4 July 2014

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“Fights Galore in Day Will Keep Court Busy.” Washington Evening Star, 1 September 1912, p. 22.

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Mrs. M. L. Keirle: visitor

19 April 2014

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“The Social World.” Washington Evening Star, 3 August 1895, p. 6.

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James T. Campbell: 1940 census

18 February 2014

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Federal census, 1940, 514 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

James T. Campbell (rents, $50), head, 54, married, completed 6th grade, born in Va., lived in same place in 1935, carpenter, W.P.A. [illegible], worked 38 weeks in 1939, income $705.

Josephine R. Campbell, wife, 54, married, completed 6th grade, born in Md., lived in same place in 1935, not employed.

James T. Campell, Jr., son, 18, single, completed 8th grade, born in Va., lived in same place in 1935, messenger, postal telegraph company, worked 52 weeks in 1939, income $720.

Clara E. V. Campbell, daughter, 16, single, completed 8th grade, born in Va., lived in same place in 1935, not employed.

Charles H. Campbell, son, 12, in school, completed 3rd grade, born in Va., lived in same place in 1935.

Joseph H. Talbott (rents, $24), head, 52, married, completed 7th grade, born in D.C., lived in same place in 1935, paper-hanger, worked 52 weeks in 1939, income $1611.

Daisy B. Talbott, wife, 51, married, completed 4th grade, born in Va., lived in same place in 1935, not employed.

Viola M. McKeever, stepdaughter, 19, single, completed 6th grade, born in Va., lived in same place in 1935, new worker.

Richard C. McCoy, grandson, lodger, 3, born in D.C.

Frank DeAndea, lodger, 40, single, completed 9th grade, born in N.Y., lived in same place in 1935, skilled laborer, D.C. water division, W.P.A. project, worked 52 weeks in 1939, income $816.

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Henderson sells to Keirle

31 December 2013

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“Real Estate Transfers.” Washington Post, 14 November 1915, p. RE11.

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Cornelia Hanks: death

31 December 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 2 November 1919, p. 3. [Also in 3 November, p. 3.]

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Lawrence Doan: death

3 February 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 20 September 1885, p. 2.

WP 1885-09-20

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