Built in 1926, The Flagler is a notable work of architects Stern and Tomlinson, regarded as two of the city's most talented apartment building designers. With the expansion of the federal workforce during World War I, thousands of new workers arrived in Washington to staff new and expanded agencies. Construction, however, was severely limited by the diversion of materials to the war effort, and housing shortages were the natural result. Peacetime developers responded to housing demands by producing denser building types, including high-rise apartments like the Flagler.
Today, the building is owned and operated by the George Washington University as a residence hall (Madison Hall).
DC Inventory: January 28, 2010
National Register: June 18, 2010