Red Lion Row (I Street, NW, South Side of 2000 Block)

This block of residences, built between 1831 and 1896, reveals the evolution of residential architecture in DC.

This architecturally cohesive residential row, gradually developed between 1831 and 1896, illustrates the evolution of vernacular building in DC in the 19th century. Its human scale and textural diversity have a major design impact on Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House, relating nearby residential areas and other historic buildings to the avenue, and underlining the historic importance of the avenue as a link between the Federal City and Georgetown. The buildings and facades were incorporated into a new building between 1980 and 1981. 

One historic site within this block is the Joseph Cooper House at 2030 I Street NW.
Red Lion Row is now part of the newest iteration of Western Market, which was established around 2018, and has no connection to the historic Western Market.

DC Inventory: January 24, 1977
National Register: August 9, 1977
Within the George Washington University/Old West End Historic District



2004, 2006, 2008, 2018, 2022, 2024, 2026, 2030, 2032, 2034, and 2040 I Street; 823 20th Street, NW; 825 21st Street, NW