Built by architect firm C. Graham and Son, the Roosevelt was constructed in 1898 as a double rowhouse, multiple-family dwelling, first owned by Mahlon Groo. This three-story, vernacular apartment building is an example of the Rowhouse-Type Apartment Building property type built for newly developing middle class in the 1880-1900's . The building contains six apartment units, and showcases pressed brick (now painted) and a small amount of ornamental brickwork. The Roosevelt gives a glimpse into the understanding of the development of the apartment building concept with the arrival of the middle class in D.C.
Built 1898‑99, C. Graham & Son, architects.
DC Inventory: January 17, 1990
National Register: September 7, 1994