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Townsend House, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Townsend House, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This detached residence is a good example of Louis XV exterior detailing. As reputedly stipulated by the Townsends, he present building incorporates parts of an earlier home (apparently only a portion of a basement wall. The lot, nearly an acre in extent, occupies a dominant corner site defined by the intersection of Q Street, Massachusetts, and Florida Avenues. Olmsted Associates may have designed the landscaping for the site.
Survey number: HABS DC-273
Building/structure dates: 1901 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1904 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1952 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Carrere & Hastings
Townsend, Richard H
Townsend, Mary Scott
Townsend, Mathilde
Welles, Sumner Benjamin
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.91175, -77.04786
Google Map of 38.911755, -77.047859
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html