Built in 1907, towards the end of the carriage heyday in America, this building is one of a limited number of early twentieth century private stable/carriage houses still existing in Washington. The Codman Carriage House and Stable was commissioned by one of Washington, DC's socially prominent residents, Martha Codman, and was designed by Codman's equally prominent and highly successful architect cousin, Ogden Codman. The building served as an important adjunct to the owner's residence at 2145 Decatur Place, NW.
Culturally, the Codman Carriage House provides meaningful information relating to the life of Washington, DC's elite in the early twentieth century and serves as a vital link between the house-drawn carriage era and the age of the automobile. Architecturally, the Codman Carriage House and Stable is an excellent example of a combined private stable and carriage house where horses and carriages were stored and maintained and servants were housed.
DC Inventory: December 19, 1995
Within Dupont Circle Historic District