During the early and mid-Victorian period, Georgetown grew extensively, leaving an indelible mark on the built environment of the former port town. According to the 1993 survey, 175 buildings within the historic district date to this period. Much of this growth occurred along the waterfront as industrial processing and commercial opportunities, spurred by the C&O Canal, continued apace. The Duvall Foundry at 1040-50 30th Street (1856) represent the emergence and growth of the milling and iron work industry of mid-19th century Georgetown.
Duvall Foundry was used as a veterinary hospital in early 20th century and today, it has been incorporated into a contemporary office complex. The building is two stories tall with a gable roof, brick facade with piers, and a large arched opening on second floor. The foundry is located adjacent to the canal.
Built c. 1856, moved c. 1974
DC designation January 23, 1973