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Breiding House, 1523 Thirty-first Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Breiding House, 1523 Thirty-first Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Significance: The Breiding House is significant as a rare, late, well-designed, urban expression of H.H. Richardson and McKim, Mead & White's interpretation primarily from the mid-1870s to the early 1880s of their contemporary, Richard Norman Shaw's domestic architecture in England. In the three architect's works, this Shavian style was marked by the use of a variety of materials, shapes, and colors on the facade and roof, and especially in the American expression, the roof became the visually dominant element and often with the entire structure being incorporated within a single massive gable roof.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N676
Survey number: HABS DC-831
Building/structure dates: ca. 1885 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1899 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1901 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1974 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 67000025



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Page, L H
Kenderline & Parrett
Hetem, Rob
RH Design Group
Simpson, Henry
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Arzola, Robert R, project manager


Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.91038, -77.01216
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