2225 N Street

2225 N Street is an example of a Conventional Low-Rise Apartment Building. It is sited at the corner of N and 23rd Streets, N.W. in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

The apartment building was designed by Harry Wardman and Eugene Waggaman in 1924 and built in 1925 in a Vernacular style. This four-story and thirty-two unit building is brick with a limited amount of limestone ornament and a terra cotta hipped roof. The building is U-shaped with its opening facing westward to Rock Creek Park. Its entrance is on the south elevation on N Street. The building was gutted and renovated in 1994.

The massing of 2225 N Street reflects Harry Wardman's and Eugene Waggaman's prediction toward providing light, air, and green space to residents. The U shape
building maximized the amount of light and air. Its westward orientation, as opposed to southern, is indicative of the architects sensitivity toward the site; the configuration allowed for the greatest number of views of Rock Creek Park. At the time of construction, 23rd Street was completed only as far as N Street. Although plans existed for the extension of 23rd Street and for the expansion of Rock Creek Park, certain assumptions were undoubtedly made during the 23rd Street facade design process.

Built 1924-25
Wardman & Waggaman, architects
DC Inventory: May 16, 1990
National Register: September 9, 1994



2225 N Street, N.W.