The Harrison (The Canterbury)

704 3rd Street, NW

The Harrison is the city's oldest known surviving conventional apartment building. It exemplifies the transference of rowhouse form to the new building type. The building itself is red brick with a Romanesque Revival facade and rhythmic bays for light and air. The Harrison was built 1888 after designs of Johnson and Company, architects. An addition to the building was added in the early 20th century.

DC designation: January 17, 1990
National Register listing: September 7, 1994



704 3rd Street, NW