Greater Fourteenth Street Historic District

This former streetcar neighborhood reflects great development during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Fourteenth Street Historic District is a diverse mid-city neighborhood with origins in the post-Civil War development boom along one of the city's first streetcar lines. The historic district stands as a record of the complete evolutionary cycle of a streetcar neighborhood, from the birth of the streetcar as a transformative transportation option to its extinction and replacement.

The historic district also illustrates housing types and development patterns characteristic of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Second Empire, Eastlake, Queen Anne, and Romanesque styles of the Victorian era.

Included in the Fourteenth Street Historic District are approximately 765 primary contributing buildings, dating from about 1859 to the mid-1930s.

DC Inventory: May 26, 1994 (effective August 22, 1994), expanded January 18, 2007 (effective March 11, 2007)
National Register: November 9, 1994, expanded May 15, 2007



Roughly bounded by S Street on the north, 11th and 12th Streets on the east, N and O Streets on the south, and the Sixteenth Street Historic District on the west