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300 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.


300 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0806
Year Built — 1857
Source — Boschke Map
Purpose — dwelling


304 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0027
Year Built — 1909
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0185
Permit Date — July 12, 1909
Original Owner — Murphy, D. J.
Architect — Norris, L.
Builder — Norris, L.
Material — brick & stone
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $5000
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0525
Width — 18
Depth — 30
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — limestone
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


306 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0026
Year Built — 1909
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0185
Permit Date — July 12, 1909
Original Owner — Murphy, D. J.
Architect — Norris, L.
Builder — Norris, L.
Material — brick & stone
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $5000
Qty Built — 2
Microfilm Roll — 0525
Width — 18
Depth — 30
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — limestone
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


312 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0023
Year Built — 1898
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0360
Permit Date — September 8, 1898
Original Owner — York (James M.) & Son
Architect — York (James M.) & Son
Builder — York (James M.) & Son
Material — brick & stone
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3500
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0227
Width — 19
Depth — 34
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete & brick
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — Hummelstown
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin & slate
Heat — Latrobe(s)


314 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0805
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0252
Permit Date — August 4, 1885
Original Owner — Edelin, John H.
Architect — Friedrich, Emil S.
Builder — Friedrich, Emil S.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $8000
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0087
Width — 23
Depth — 26
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


316 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0804
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0252
Permit Date — August 4, 1885
Original Owner — Edelin, John H.
Architect — Friedrich, Emil S.
Builder — Friedrich, Emil S.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $8000
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0087
Width — 23
Depth — 26
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


318 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0030
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling


320 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0032
Year Built — 1912
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 3638
Permit Date — February 20, 1912
Original Owner — Spencer, Wm. S.
Architect — Adams, B. B.
Builder — Adams, B. B.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $3000
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0673
Width — 19
Depth — 28
Stories — 2
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


322 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0803
Year Built — 1899
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0180
Permit Date — July 27, 1899
Original Owner — Yost, J. C.
Architect — Woltz, Edward
Builder — Woltz, Edward
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6000
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0236
Width — 21
Depth — 31
Stories — 3
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — concrete
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — hot water


326 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0802
Year Built — 1857
Source — Boschke Map


330 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0787
Lot — 0801
Year Built — 1874
Source — Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory
Purpose — dwelling

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Residents of 304 A in Boyd’s Directory

6 August 2016

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[Originally posted 3 February 2014; revised 6 August 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 304 A Street, SE:

[1872] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1875] Samuel Stafford [sic] (carpenter).

[1876] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1877] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1878] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1879] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1880] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1881] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1882] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1885] Edward H. Stanford (clerk): William M. Stanford (clerk).

[1886] William M. Stanford (carpenter).

[1887] Samuel J. Thomas (carpenter).

[1888] James Hughes (bricklayer).

[1890] John L. King (machinist).

[1892] John L. King (machinist).

[1893] John L. King (machinist).

[1894] Charles H. Fernald (surveyor).

[1895] William J. Travers (stairbuilder).

[1897] James Finnegan (police captain); Mary A. Johnson.

[1898] Charles J. Stoddard (Pension Office).

[1903] Ida Bitz (bookbinder); James L. Stoddard (clerk).

[1911] Newton B. Wade (Department of Agriculture).

[1912] Charles F. Brown (Interstate Commerce); Jesse Gall (Bureau of Printing).

[1913] Cabell H. Adams (contractor); Milton D. Harvey (clerk); Patrick Malone (police).

[1914] Patrick J. Malone.

[1915] Patrick J. Malone (Capitol Police).

[1917] Patrick J. Malone.

[1919] Annie E. Boarman (clerk, Department of Agriculture); Rowland Williamson (Library of Congress).

[1920] Wallace E. Mattingly (inspector); Rowland Williamson (Library of Congress).

[1922] Wallace E. Mattingly (inspector).

[1923] Wallace E. Mattingly.

[1925] George Mattingly.

[1928] Chesley H. Ray.

[1932] Chesley H. Ray.

[1934] Chesley H. Ray.

[1936] Chesley H. Ray.

[1956] Howard B. Quade.

[1967] (304a) John M. Brown. (304b) Jerry T. Donnell.

[1973] (304a) No return. (304b) Jerry T. Donnell.

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Residents of 400 A in Boyd’s Directory

17 May 2016

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[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 16 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 400 A Street, SE:

[1872] Charles E. Brown (laborer); Lucinda Brown (widow of William Brown).

[1873] Charles Brown (laborer).

[1876] Charles E. Brown (laborer).

[1877] Anna A. Brown (teacher); Charles Brown (laborer).

[1879] Charles Brown (laborer); Charles E. Brown (machinist) [same person?].

[1881] William Finker (laborer).

[1882] Mary Simms (cook); Sadie Johnson (cook).

[1883] Barney Johnson (laborer); Albert Whiting (laborer).

[1884] Amanda Brown (widow of Daniel Brown); Barney Johnson (laborer); Albert Whiting (watchman).

[1885] Madison Medbery (bricklayer).

[1886] Madison Mabry [sic] (bricklayer); Bernard Johnson (whitewasher).

[1888] Nora Lane (servant).

[1889] Nora Lane (servant).

[1891] Sarah J. Washington (domestic); Harry P. Godwin (editor).

[1892] Harry P. Godwin (journalist).

[1893] Harry P. Godwin (city editor, Evening Star).

[1894] Sarah Washington (domestic); Sarah V. Bingham (domestic); Harry P. Godwin (journalist).

[1895] Harry P. Godwin (city editor, Evening Star Newspaper Co.).

[1896] Harry P. Godwin (city editor, Evening Star); Ruinette D. Bacon (widow of Ralph Bacon).

[1898] Alice E. Warner (clerk); Ambrose R. Warner (student); Adele V. Smith (clerk); John Warner (principal clerk, Division of Domestic Correspondence, Post Office Department); Eunice K. Warner (teacher).

[1899] Homer Dougall (machinist); William D. Fisher (salesman).

[1900] Simon D. Newcomb (clerk, House of Representatives); William T. Newcomb (civil engineer); Charles W. Rastall (clerk, Navy).

[1903] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); Herman C. Miller (Library of Congress); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); S. Ross Newcomb (clerk); William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office).

[1904] Stephen Stolts [sic] (clerk).

[1905] Frank C. Alexander (bookkeeper); Horace E. Alexander (printer); William H. Burger (Coast and Geodetic Survey); William R. Bolten (printer); Frank C. De Costa (clerk); Stephen Stultz (clerk); William Volton (clerk).

[1906] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); F. V. De Coster (clerk, Capitol).

[1907] Edward A. Brand (machinist, Navy Yard); William R. Bolten (Library of Congress).

[1908] J. D. Adams (Navy Yard); Thomas D. Adams (Navy Department); S. Hamp Beck (draftsman, Navy); John E. Catlett (conductor); Walter E. Frayser (paperhanger); Nathan H. Healy (druggist clerk); Edward Young (ex-consul).

[1909] Thomas D. Adams (Navy Yard); Nathan S. Healy (clerk); Edward Young (ex-consul).

[1910] William B. Stancell (clerk).

[1911] Thomas D. Adams (Navy Yard); J. Walter McMahan (private secretary); Edward A. Thomas (elevator operator, Capitol).

[1912] Mary Adams (widow of Thomas Adams); Dorothy Babcock (Bureau of Printing); William M. Clark (clerk, Capitol).

[1913] C. Gurley Kane (Pension Office); Dorothy W. Babcock (Bureau of Printing); Mary C. Adams (widow of Thomas D. Adams); William M. Clark (clerk, Capitol); C. Gurley Kane (Pension Office); James M. Payne (Payne Brothers); James H. Shouse (messenger, Capitol).
[1914] Mrs. Mary C. Adams (widow of Thomas D. Adams); Dorothy N. Babcock (operator, Bureau of Printing, boards); Lillian W. Carter (folder, Government Printing Office, boards); James H. Shouse (doorkeeper, Capitol, boards); Mary Wilson (boards).

[1915] Lillian W. Carter (helper, Government Printing Office).

[1916] Otto Ratz (assistant examiner, Patent Office); Joseph M. Pilcher (phone operator, Capitol).

[1917] Arthur G. Bedell.

[1919] Arthur G. Bedell; Frank A. Lanning (clerk, Post Office).

[1920] Arthur G. Bedell.

[1922] Arthur G. Bedell.

[1923] Arthur G. Bedell.

[1925] Arthur G. Bedell.

[1928] John Morrow.

[1932] Elton P. West.

[1934] Mrs. Sally West.

[1936] Wilburn Cartright.

[1956] John White.

[1967] American Historical Association.

[1973] American Historical Association.

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Residents of A Street in 1914

10 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1914), p. 1434.

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Thomas Adams: death

22 June 2014

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“Deaths Reported.” Washington Evening Star, 7 August 1911, p. 7.

“Thomas D. Adams, 74 years, 400 A street southeast.”


 

Washington Evening Star, 7 August, 1911, p. 3.

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Thomas Adams: death

22 December 2013

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Washington Post, 7 August 1911, p. 12.

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Edward Young: funeral

19 December 2013

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Washington Post, 11 April 1909, p. 8.

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Washington Post, 13 April 1909, p. 14.

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