William Knowles House

This old frame house demonstrates the Greek Revival style as it influenced the largely Federal early city.

This frame house illustrates the influence of Greek Revival on the city's generally conservative early domestic architecture. The William Knowles House is a wood frame, with clapboard siding painted gray covering most of the surface. The building maintains a Federal form, but with frieze-like attic in place of dormers, and it also boasts a Doric portico with fluted columns.

Although the back section has been extensively remodeled, there is indication that part of this was originally a separate two story frame building with a single chimney. This is further supported by the fact that the first known resident was listed with his carpentry shop at this address.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
Within Georgetown Historic District



1228 30th Street, NW