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

“The Bachelor”

circa 1904

 
 
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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

 
Location. 38° 54.019′ N, 77° 2.48′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street NW, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1737 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward R. Murrow (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Engine House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Seven Buildings" (about 800 feet away); Renwick Gallery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Restoration of Jackson Place and Lafayette Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Decatur House (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!” (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lee House (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
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By J. Makali Bruton, August 1, 2016
2. "The Bachelor" Marker
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 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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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3. "The Bachelor" Marker
The markers are on either side of the entrance to the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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