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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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500 block, south 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.


503 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square— 0842
Lot — 0812
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 — $6,600.00
Qty Built — 3
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0058
Rooms — 0
Width — 18
Depth — 57
Stories — 2
Store? 0
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)


505 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0813
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 — $6,600.00
Qty Built — 3
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0058
Rooms — 0
Width — 18
Depth — 57
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
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)


507 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0814
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1858
Permit Date — May 25, 1885
Original Owner — McLean, F.
Builder — Rhodes & Simms
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $2,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0086
Rooms — 0
Width — 19
Depth — 45
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


509 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0815
Year Built — 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0351
Permit Date — August 1, 1887
Original Owner — Marche, Thos. B.
Builder — Cox, Oliver
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0108
Rooms — 0
Width — 15
Depth 30
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


511 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0816
Year Built — 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0351
Permit Date — August 1, 1887
Original Owner — Marche, Thos. B.
Builder — Cox, Oliver
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0108
Rooms — 0
Width — 15
Depth — 30
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


513 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0033
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — 1870s
Store? — 0


515 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0818
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — 1870s
Store? — 0


517 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0819
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — 1870s
Store? — 0

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Residents of 316 A in Boyd’s Directory

7 October 2016

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[Originally posted 21 February 2014; revised 7 October 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 316 A Street, SE:

[1871] Patrick Corcoran (boilermaker).

[1875] James W. Kyle (blacksmith).

[1876] James Kyle (blacksmith).

[1887] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, City Post Office); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General).

[1888] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, City Post Office); Sara J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General).

[1889] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, City Post Office); George A. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sara J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General).

[1890] Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General).

[1891] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, City Post Office); Sara J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General).

[1892] Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George Ruff); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General); Dora B. Sims (clerk, Census Office).

[1893] Sara J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Ida M. O’Donnell (clerk, 5th auditor); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General).

[1894] Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George Ruff); Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General); Ida M. O’Donnell (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1895] Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General); Ida M. O’Donnell (clerk, Treasury Department); Sarah J. Ruff.

[1896] Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General); Sara J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff)

[1898] Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General); David Wolfe Brown (reporter, House of Representatives).

[1899] Madison Davis (chief clerk, Office of Third Assistant Postmaster General); Sarah J. Ruff (widow).

[1900] Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster).

[1902] Miriam Davis; Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster).

[1903] Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster); O. H. Leland (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1904] Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster); C. Sherman Hillyer (clerk); Howard W. Portch (Library of Congress).

[1905] Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster).

[1906] Charles S. Hillyer (clerk); Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster, Washington City Post Office).

[1907] Charles S. Hillyer (clerk); Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster).

[1908] Madison Davis (Assistant Postmaster); Kate Powell (domestic).

[1909] Madison David (Assistant Postmaster); Merriam Hillyer; Kate Powell (domestic); Madison Davis (superintendent, Station B [4th and E. Capitol], Post Office).

[1910] Madison Davis (superintendent, Station B [4th and E. Capitol], Post Office).

[1911] Madison Davis (superintendent, Station B [4th and E. Capitol], Post Office).

[1912] Madison Davis (superintendent, Station B [4th and E. Capitol], Post Office).

[1913] Virginia M. Davis (widow of Madison Davis).

[1914] Daniel O’Hara (clerk, boards); Mirian [sic] D. Hillyer (widow of Charles S. Hillyer, boards); Mrs. Virginia M. Davis.

[1916] Charlotte Davis (clerk, General Post Office).

[1917] Herman W. Davis; Carl E. Raymond.

[1919] Herman W. Davis (watchman, Post Office).

[1920] Margaret Murphy (widow of John A. Murphy); Lottie Davis (clerk); Herman W. Davis.

[1921] Herman W. Davis.

[1922] Herman W. Davis.

[1923] Herman W. Davis; Richard Allen; Clara K. Bragdon.

[1924] Richard Allen; Clara K. Bragdon.

[1932] Richard A. Allen; Mrs. Martha E. Payne.

[1934] Richard A. Allen; Mrs. Martha E. Payne.

[1936] Richard A. Allen, Mrs Martha M. [sic] Payne.

[1940] Richard A. Allen; William Keeler.

[1956] Richard A. Allen.

[1967] Mrs. Phyllis E. Hendrick.

[1973] Timothy A. Burr.

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Residents of 315 A in Boyd’s Directory

7 September 2016

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[Originally posted 20 February 2014; revised 7 September 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 315 A Street, SE:

[1880] Madison Davis (chief, postage stamp division, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General); Mrs. George R. Ruff.

[1881] Madison Davis (chief, postage stamp division, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1882] C. G. Calkins (Hydrographic Office).

[1883] Madison Davis (chief clerk, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1884] Charles A. Shields (stenographer).

[1885] Madison Davis (chief clerk, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General); Elizabeth A. Smith (servant).

[1886] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, city post office); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Wesley G. Carr (teacher).

[1887] Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1888] William B. Marlow (clerk); Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1889] Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); William B. Marlow (clerk).

[1890] Alida J. Gaynor (housekeeper); Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding).

[1891] Franklin Moore (clerk); Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding).

[1892] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1893] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1894] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1895] Phyllis M. Gross (widow of Horace Gross); Angelina A. Marshall (widow of Ezra A. Marshall).

[1896] Harry N. Low (Graham & Low); Elvira Scott (nurse); Angeline Marshall (widow of Ezra A. Marshall).

[1898] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); Fred M. Bock (clerk, city post office); Irene B. Bock; George W. Bock (clerk); L. Ellsworth Bock (clerk, city post office); Magdalene C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1899] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); L. Ellsworth Bock (clerk, city post office); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1900] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); George W. Bock (fireman); Magdalen C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Block).

[1902] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); Irene B. Bock (teacher); George W. Bock (fireman); Madalene C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1903] J. Van Stewart (clerk).

[1905] George M. Buck (clerk, Capitol); William J. Jones (painter); Clara H. Jones (Census Office).

[1906] Clara H. Jones (Census Office); William J. Jones; Charles A. Conrad (chief clerk, office of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, Post Office Department).

[1908] Edward F. Albert (pharmacist).

[1909] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1910] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1911] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1912] William R. Baker (clerk, Census Office); Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper, secretary of the Regina Elena Pleasure Club); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1913] Arthur F. Bauer (assistant secretary).

[1914] Henry Bauer; Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper, Remington Typewriter Co., boards); Byron Richards (clerk).

[1916] Bessie K. Bauer (stenographer, Robert C. Rogers Co.).

[1917] Ernest Kletsch.

[1918] Juliet C. De Courcy [sic] (nurse); Lulu Konkle (stenographer).

[1919] Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (stenographer); Jennie DeCourcy (widow of Matthew DeCourcy); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary DeCourcy (clerk).

[1919] Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (clerk, War Department); Jennie DeCourcy (widow of Matthew DeCourcy); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary DeCourcy (clerk).

[1920] Mrs. Jennie DeCourcy; Juliet DeCourcy (nurse); Myrtle Settle (nurse).

[1923] Charles A. Lyons.

[1928] Jacob H. Hollinger.

[1932] Jacob H. Hollinger.

[1934] Jacob H. Hollinger.

[1936] Jacob Hollinger.

[1956] Mrs. Maude V. Hollinger.

[1967] Mary G. Cavanaugh.

[1973] Vacant.

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Residents of 505 A in Boyd’s Directory

1 May 2016

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[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 1 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 505 A Street, SE:

[1882] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1883] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1884] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1885] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1887] Charles A. Gibson; Richard Watson Smith (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1888] Charles A. Gibson (clerk).

[1889] Herman Frouz (architect); Charles A. Gibson (clerk, Pension Office).

[1890] Aldrich C. Wiley (messenger); Virginia Wiley (widow of Lewis H. Wiley).

[1891] Aldrich C. Wiley (clerk, Pension Office); Laura W. Wiley (clerk, Census Office); Virginia M. Wiley (widow of Lewis H. Wiley).

[1892] Albert G. Ruff (clerk).

[1893] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1894] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1895] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1896] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1898] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1899] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1902] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1903] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1905] Albert G. Ruff.

[1906] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1907] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1908] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1909] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1911] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1913] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Julia E. Ruff.

[1914] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1915] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1916] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1917] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1920] James M. Gordon.

[1923] James M. Gordon.

[1925] James M. Gordon.

[1928] James M. Gordon.

[1932] Maude Castle.

[1934] Mrs. Mary R. Quade.

[1936] Mrs. Mary R. Quade.

[1947] Eric M. Halling; Minnie B. Ballard.

[1956] James H. Heller; William Brown.

[1967] Eric M. Halling; Minnie B. Ballard.

[1973] Eric M. Halling; J. C. Waggoneer.

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Building permits

11 April 2015

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The following list is adapted from a summary of Capitol Hill building permits created by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society.


Unidentified A Street address

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2020, 4 April 1879. Estimated cost: $2,200. Owner: Madison Davis.

301 A St., SE

56′ x 73′ brick church, permit no. 126, 19 July 1888. Estimated cost: $20,000. Owner: St. Mark’s Church, Trustees. Architect: T. Buckler Ghequier. Builder: W. H. C. Thompson.

304 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris. Builder: D. J. Murphy.

306 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner and builder: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris.

312 A St., SE

19′ x 34′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 360, 9 September 1898. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Gershom Bradford. Architect and builder: James M. York & Son.

314 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

316 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

317 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1519, 30 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $1,500. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

318 A St., SE

[This entry is partly illegible.] Brick private garage, permit no. 787. Owner: Charles Shelton. Architect: William B. Shelton.

320 A St., SE

19′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 3638, 21 February 1912. Estimated cost: $3,000. Owner: Julia A. Chase. Architect: B. B. Adams. Builder: William S. Spencer.

322 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 180, 28 July 1899. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: J. N. Avery. Architect: Edward Woltz. Builder, J. C. Yost.

323 A St., SE

20′ x 28′ brick dwelling permit no. 1418, 10 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: Henderson Fowler.

325 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

327 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

329 A St., SE

24′ x 28′ brick dwelling and store, permit no. 215, 29 July 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: George W. Barnes.

400 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no.2391, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: H. P. Godwin.

402 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2390, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $3, 000. Owner: F. A. Wood.

404 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

405 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

406 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

407 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

408 A St., SE

23′ x 63′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1878, 4 April 1892. Estimated cost: $8,500. Owner: Mary L. Hill. Architect: N. T. Haller. Builder: John H. Nolan.

409 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

410 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1008, 24 November 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Henry E. Tripp. Architect: John Webster.

411 A St., SE

31 x 32 brick dwelling, permit no. 1203, 3 December 1891. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner, architect, and builder: F. S. Obold.

413 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

415 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

417 A St., SE

20′ x 36′ brick dwelling, permit no. 366, 15 August 1892. Estimated cost: $5,200. Owner: J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: S. J. Prescott.

503 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

504 A St., SE

22′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 805, 31 January 1883. Estimated cost: $2,500. Owner: Bernard Kernan.

505 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

506 A St., SE

21′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 282, 26 July 1906. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner: John C. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

507 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1858, 26 May 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: F. McLean. Architect: Rhodes and Simms.

509 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

510 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1979, 24 December 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $4,300. Owner: Henry A. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

511 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

516 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

518 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

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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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Residents of A Street in 1917

10 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1917), p. 1332.

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Julia Ruff: death

6 September 2014

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“Deaths.” Washington Evening Star, 25 September 1950, p. 11.

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Julia (Ruff) Rice: death

6 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 31 December 1925, p. 3.

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Albert George Ruff: death

6 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 4 December 1941, p. 15.

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Albert Ruff: 1910 census

6 September 2014

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Federal census, 1910, 505 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Albert G. Ruff, head, 48, married (once) for 20 years, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in Va., clerk, Post Office Department, survivor of Union army.
  • Julia W. Ruff, wife, 43, married (once) for 20 years, mother of 2 children (1 living), b. in Va., father b. in Md., mother b. in Va., no occupation.
  • Julia Ruff, daughter, 16, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Va.
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Real estate transfer: Albert Ruff to Alphonse and Katherine Hammer

3 May 2014

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“Real Estate Transfers.” Washington Evening Star, 23 April 1909, p. 23.

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Virginia Ruff Davis: death

17 December 2013

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“Died.” Washington Post, 17 June 1914, p. 3. [Same in 18 June 1914, p. 3.]

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Real estate transfer: Ruff to Gordon

14 December 2013

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“Real Estate Transfers.” Washington Post, 10 November 1916, p. 9.

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Sarah Ruff: death

9 December 2013

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Washington Post, 3 March 1901, p. 12.

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