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1317 F Street, N.W.

 
 
1317 F Street, N.W. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 26, 2019
1. 1317 F Street, N.W. Marker
Inscription.  
1317 F Street, N.W.
Built c. 1887
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 38° 53.849′ N, 77° 1.828′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on F Street Northwest west of 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1317 F Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 (about 300 feet away); Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 (about 300 feet away); W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 (about 300 feet away); Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 (about 300 feet away); The Church of the Epiphany (about 300 feet away); Discover DC / Metro Center (about 300 feet away); Luther and Charlotte Gulick (about 400 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  The Sun Building. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places.

The Sun Building was designed in 1885-87 by the nationally recognized
1317 F Street Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 26, 2019
2. 1317 F Street Northwest
architect Alfred Bult Mullett for A.S. Abell, publisher of the Baltimore Sun, as the paper's Washington news bureau. The building was constructed by John H. Hewlett. A contemporary account stated that “The Sun Building marks, it is believed, a new era in building in Washington.” This new era was characterized by rapidly developing technologies. At the time of its construction, the Sun Building was viewed as one of Washington's most distinguished new business structures.

In 1887, the date of the structure's completion, the Evening Star stated:
“...it is the most expensive private building ever erected in Washington. Its huge and elegant front would make it a conspicuous object among the splendid business structures on Broadway, New York...” (Submitted on March 1, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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