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Corner houses, Fifth Street (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.


25 5TH STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0817
Lot — 0819
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps


100 5TH STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0811
Year Built — 1880
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0225
Permit Date — August 16, 1880
Original Owner — Ruff (Sarah J.) & Davis (Virginia M.)
Builder — Schaffert, J. L.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,600
Qty Built — 3
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0058
Width — 18
Depth — 57
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — brownstone courses
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material —tin
Heat — Latrobe(s)

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J. Louis Bixler: retirement

24 February 2016

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Washington Sunday Star, 6 March 1949, p. 2.

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Residents of 100 Fifth St. in Boyd’s Directory

19 April 2015

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[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 19 April 2015. Since this is a corner house, there was some occasional uncertainty in the nineteenth century about whether it should be listed as a Fifth Street or an A Street address.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory at 100 Fifth Street, SE:

[1871] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1872] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1873] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1876] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1879] Virginia C. Stephens (widow of George G. Stephens). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1881] P. S. Smith (clerk, Washington Market Co.).

[1883] Preston S. Smith (clerk).

[1884] Preston S. Smith (superintendent and clerk, Washington Market Co.)

[1885] Preston S. Smith (superintendent, Washington Market Co.).

[1887] Elizabeth Bentley (widow of Thomas Bentley); Belle Ryon; Benjamin F. Ryon (clerk).

[1888] Harry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver).

[1889] Henry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver).

[1890] Moses Bell (laborer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE; possibly a typo, because in the 1891 directory he is living at 501 D St., SE.]

[1891] Harry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1892] Harry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1893] Harry E. Lineaweaver (private secretary); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1894] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1895] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1896] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1896] Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1898] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Elizabeth Lineaweaver.

[1899] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (Pension Office).

[1906] Mary B. Lineaweaver (Pension Office); Prudence N. Lineaweaver.

[1908] Elizabeth Lineaweaver; Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Minnie E. Carter (bookkeeper).

[1909] Mary B. Lineaweaver (Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver).

[1911] Elizabeth Lineaweaver; Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of K. C. Lineaweaver).

[1914] Elizabeth Lineaweaver (boards); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office, boards); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline Lineaweaver).

[1916] Elizabeth Lineaweaver (clerk); Mary V. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline Lineaweaver).

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Kline Lineaweaver: his estate

15 April 2015

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[Lineaweaver was a druggist, and after his death his widow Prudence carried on the business at 11th and M Streets, SE; the family later lived at 100 Fifth St., SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 25 January 1873, p. 4.

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J. Louis Bixler: death

12 August 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 23 March 1951, p. 18.

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Mrs. J. L. Bixler: WCTU meeting

12 August 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 10 June 1934, p. 52.

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J. Louis Bixler on D.C. Draft Board

19 April 2014

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“D.C. Draft Boards Drawn from All Business and Professional Groups.” Washington Evening Star, 9 October 1940, p. 9.

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Storm damage on Fifth Street, SE (1978)

22 January 2014

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Washington Star, 28 June 1978, p. 1.

[The woman walking her dog is Jesse Stearns Buscher, who then lived at 100 Fifth Street, SE. Thanks to Gene Berry for supplying this clipping.]

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Ladd, Bixler on registration board

17 December 2013

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Washington Post, 9 October 1940, p. 1.

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[p. 7]

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