Distinguished group of ten large turn-of-the-century suburban residences, impressively sited on terraces above a curving cross-town artery; exceptional display of Edwardian era architectural eclecticism in Mount Pleasant; unique group of large custom-designed houses in a community dominated by speculative rowhouse development; illustrates aspirations of prosperous businessmen, bankers, and professionals; notable work of several locally prominent architects, including Frederick B. Pyle, Harding & Upman, Appleton P. Clark, and C.A. Didden & Son, working in a variety of architectural styles, particularly the Colonial Revival; most houses two stories, frame or brick, some monumental; variety of textures and materials, particularly clapboard, shingles, stucco; multiple roof forms, abundance of bays and dormers; generous front porches and porticoes, ample fenestration; columns, balustrades, fanlight entrances typical; elegant details, with attenuated proportions, oval and elliptical forms common; includes ten houses and five carriage houses.
DC designation December 14, 1977
NR listing November 15, 1978
HABS DC-283 (1841 Park Road)