Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District

The town-like landscape of Sheridan-Kalorama exemplifies the development that took place outside of DC's urban center as many sought a more suburban lifestyle.

Known in the 19th century for its idyllic landscape, the area now known as Sheridan-Kalorama underwent rapid development in the early 20th century as the city's growing population moved away from the established urban center and into the suburbs. Today, Sheridan-Kalorama is comprised of a network of cohesive town- and suburb-like streetscapes. The streets are lined with a variety of housing forms, each of which contributes to a sophisticated residential image that is unique within DC. This distinctive area, a verdant residential enclave nestled in the midst of the city, contains a total of 610 contributing buildings erected between 1890 and 1945.

Individually, the neighborhood's buildings are among the most distinguished residential examples of late 19th and early 20th century revival style architecture in the United States. Major streets and minor roads alike hold nationally significant buildings by some of the country's most celebrated architects, juxtaposed with the work of accomplished local designers. Collectively, these forms and styles significantly illustrate the evolution of the robust late 19th century Victorian aesthetic into the more disciplined historicist movements that became an important focus of early 20th century architectural design.

DC Inventory: August 16, 1989 (effective September 25, 1989)
National Register: October 30, 1989



Roughly bounded by Connecticut and Florida Avenues on the east, P Street on the south, and Rock Creek Park on the west and north