It was planned as a large, urban apartment building and sited on the 14th Street streetcar line. Along with the many other apartment buildings along 14th Street, Trinity Towers helped form an impressive corridor of modestly appointed apartment buildings that appealed to Washington’s expanding federal and middle income workforce in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Constructed in 1928, Trinity Towers contributes as a significant element within the historic context of apartment building development in Washington, D.C. Its construction just north of the city took place at a time when apartments had transformed from Pre-War Golden Age to Post-War boom. The building was erected during an era of tremendous growth in residential construction in Washington, D.C. that accompanied the post- war development of the federal government. Trinity Towers is an excellent example of the type of apartment building development spurred along 14n Street by the extension of the streetcar lines northward into the suburban areas of the city in the early half of the 20th century. The building's modest appointments and amenities reflects the transition after the war from full-service luxury apartments to buildings designed and conceived for Washington's emerging and growing middle class residents. The apartment building erected mid-block on 14th Street, is nine stories in height and constructed of brick, tile and concrete. Designed with an irregular I-shaped plan, the building's original design included 146 units of one to three room apartments with baths and kitchenettes
DC Inventory: September 26, 2001
National Register: December 26, 2001