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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"The Bachelor"

circa 1904

 
 
"The Bachelor" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 1, 2016
1. "The Bachelor" Marker
Inscription.  
Wood, Donn & Deming, Architects
1737 H Street N.W.

[Nearby marker:]
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 38° 54.019′ N, 77° 2.48′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on H Street NW west of 17th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1737 H Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward R. Murrow (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurrah! (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Engine House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); The Corcoran Gallery of Art (about 800 feet away); "The Seven Buildings" (about 800 feet away); Renwick Gallery
"The Bachelor" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 1, 2016
2. "The Bachelor" Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Riggs Bank General History (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding "The Bachelor". In 1902 Waddy Wood began an association with Edward Donn, Jr. and William I. Deming, forming the firm of Wood, Donn and Deming. The firm was highly successful in Washington, D.C. providing services to various branches of government. Their designs can be found throughout the United States, including the expansion of the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. They also had a strong residential client base designing houses for prominent citizens such as Mrs. Phil Sheridan, General Charles Lane Fitzhugh and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, as well as public residences such as the Bachelor Apartment House located near the White House. In 1906 Wood, Donn & Deming became the first Washington, D.C. architectural firm to design a bank high-rise in their city when they designed the Union Trust Building, now home to an American Bar Association branch office and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the past, the city's largest banks had each retained nationally renowned architects while local architects were only chosen to design bank branches or remodel existing
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By Allen C. Browne, July 12, 2018
3. "The Bachelor" Markers
buildings. By choosing Wood's firm, Union Trust began a trend of the city's banks choosing local architects to design their buildings. (Adapted from http://dupontcirclereflections.us/index.)
 
Also see . . .  Bachelor Apartment House. National Register of Historic Place Nomination Form, November 2, 1977 (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
The Bachelor Flats<br>1737 H Street, NW image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 12, 2018
4. The Bachelor Flats
1737 H Street, NW
“City's only known surviving example of an early luxury apartment house for single men; one of first Georgian Revival apartment building facades; built 1905, Wood, Donn & Deming, architects; DC designation November 2, 1977, NR listing December 8, 1978” -- DC Inventory of Historic Sites
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 12, 2018
5. Architectural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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