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Wilkins House, 1700 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Wilkins House, 1700 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Originally a private residence, and the Australian Embassy from 1947-73, this semidetached building, subtly designed in the 16th century manner of Italian classicism, is related to the intersection of the 17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue by an entrance facade set diagonally to the two principal street elevations. Special attention is drawn to interior details, such as on the stair, paneling, and doors, which are similar to those use dat 2200 Massachusetts Avenue.
Survey number: HABS DC-276
Building/structure dates: 1910 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1920 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
De Sibour, J H
Wilkins, Beriah
Wilkins, John F
Wilkins, Jula C
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90769, -77.03878
Google Map of 38.9076911, -77.0387819
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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