Heurich-Parks House

The house at 3400 Massachusetts Avenue was constructed in 1925 for the family of Christian Heurich Jr., son of the well-known Washington brewer.

Located at 3400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, the Heurich-Parks House is a detached, two-story, compound-plan residence that was initially constructed in 1925, and is characteristic of both the Mission and Spanish Revival architectural styles. The house was constructed in 1925 for the family of Christian Heurich Jr., son of the well-known Washington brewer. The New York interior design firm of H.F. Huber & Company was ostensibly responsible for the design, with the assistance of local architect Albert S.J. Atkinson. It was the second building on the parcel, as previous owner William H. West had erected a one-story, structural-tile garage near the west property line in 1923. The Heurichs added an apartment atop the garage in 1948.

Its exterior elements, including its tile roof, asymmetrical massing, exterior stucco finish, shaped parapets, and elaborate entry, embody the distinguishing characteristics of the Mission (1890-1920) and Spanish Revival (1915-1940) styles, and reflect an overlapping of these two movements. Its construction also reflects a period of residential development that occurred along Massachusetts Avenue, NW between 1870 and 1930.

National Register: October 13, 2015
DC Inventory: July 23, 2015

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