Philadelphia Row

These brick row homes were constructed near Lincoln Park in the 1860s.

An early speculative venture from the post-Civil War period is Philadelphia Row, a row of attached houses in the 100 block of 11th Street SE. These houses, which have features of the Federal style, were built by Capitol Hill developer James Gessford in 1866. This development predates by several decades much of the construction around Lincoln Park.

The surrounding area contains a diverse collection of building types and styles, as well as public parks. The historic buildings range from a one-story, woodframe "shotgun" house, constructed around the time of the Civil War, to a late-19th century Romanesque Revival style car barn that occupies an entire block (on East Capitol Street between 14th and 15th Street NE) and has since been converted to condominiums.

Within Capitol Hill Historic District



132-144 11th Street SE