Dodge Warehouses (and Adjacent Structures)

The Dodge Warehouse is a historic utilitarian building, a remnant of the Federal era in Georgetown.

The Dodge Warehouse is among the last Federal-era commercial buildings on the Georgetown waterfront. It was owned from 1807 to 1851 by Francis Dodge, a native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and merchant shipper in West Indies trade and later canal trade.

Much of the tobacco consignment was handled by Robert Peter, one of the first merchants and the first mayor of Georgetown. He was among the original bidders for Georgetown lots. As a factor for the firm of John Glassford & Co. in England, Peter would take tobacco on consignment and in return order items needed by the planters from England.

Although his store and warehouses have disappeared, similar ones owned by Francis Dodge, a merchant and shipowner, stand on the corner of K, formerly Wapping, Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Through these large brick and stone houses of Georgetown passed the goods traded between the Colonies, England, and the West Indies.

Beginning in the 1890s, several large Victorian houses, such as the Dodge House at 30th and Q Streets, were converted into flats, while the first purpose-built apartment houses were erected after the tum of the 20th century

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (1006 10 Wisconsin); January 23, 1973 (3205 K) (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
Within Georgetown Historic District



1000-06, 1008, and 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; 3205 K Street, NW