Strivers' Section is a predominantly residential area with longstanding associations with leading individuals and institutions in Washington's African-American community. It is characterized by late 19th and early-20th century rowhouses from the Edwardian era, generally of relatively simple, rhythmically repeating speculative designs. The district also includes small apartment houses and early-20th century neighborhood commercial structures in addition to occasional individually-designed row houses. The architectural styles represented include Italianate, Second Empire, Richardsonian Romanesque, Tudor Revival, and Beaux Arts. The Historic District includes approximately 450 contributing buildings built c. 1875‑1925.
DC designation: June 30, 1983 (effective January 4, 1985) National Register listing: February 6, 1985