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.
Wardman & Waggaman, architects
DC Inventory: May 16, 1990
National Register: September 9, 1994