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