The Plymouth

The Plymouth typifies the turn-of-the-century apartment houses developed for DC's middle-income residents.

Designed by architect Frederick Atkinson and constructed in 1903, the Plymouth was erected during the first great wave of apartment house construction in Washington and is representative of the era from about 1890 to 1917, during which time the apartment house was popularized in America. Furthermore, the Plymouth is symbolic of the crucial middle-class approval needed for the apartment house form to survive in Washington. Apartment houses of this style once proliferated in DC, but the Plymouth is one of the few that remain.

DC Inventory: June 19, 1985
National Register: June 2, 1986



1236 11th Street, NW