Brownley Confectionary Building

1309 F Street, NW

The Brownley Building was built in 1932 as Brownley’s Confectionary. It was designed by the locally prominent architectural firm of Porter & Lockie, notable for its use of Art Deco design motifs in commercial and institutional buildings. The Brownley Confectionary Building is a four story, brick and limestone-clad concrete and steel frame commercial row building. The front façade is distinguished by its exuberant display of Art Deco ornament in limestone and aluminum. Constructed by the James Baird Construction Company, the building was specifically designed as confectionary store. It is a remnant of the commercial heyday of F Street, once the heart of the city’s most fashionable shopping district.
DC Inventory: April 24, 1991
National Register: December 1, 1994

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Brownley Confectionery Building, 1933

Brownley Confectionery Building, 1933

Source: Harris & Ewing Collection, via Library of Congress View File Details Page

Brownley Confectionery Building, 1941

Brownley Confectionery Building, 1941

Source: Harris and Ewing Collection, via Library of Congress View File Details Page

Brownley Confectionery Building, 2009

Brownley Confectionery Building, 2009

Source: Shalom Baranes Associates View File Details Page

Brownley Confectionery Building, 2011

Brownley Confectionery Building, 2011

Source: Shalom Baranes Associates View File Details Page

Street Address:

1309 F Street, NW [map]

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“Brownley Confectionary Building,” DC Historic Sites, accessed July 27, 2017, http://historicsites.dcpreservation.org/items/show/741.
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