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Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District Walking Tour
September 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for this uniquely intimate walking tour of the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District. The Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District is located at the top of the Washington escarpment bound by Massachusetts Avenue on the southwest, Connecticut Avenue on the east, and Rock Creek Park on the north. (“Kalorama” is Latin for “beautiful view.”)
The district is composed of a variety of upper-middle-income to extremely luxurious residences constructed during the first half of the 20th century. Many of the mansions now serve as embassies. These apartment buildings, row houses, and free-standing houses were designed by locally and, in a few instances, nationally prominent architects. Among the local architects were T.F. Schneider, Waddy Wood, Horace Peasely, and Porter & Lockie. Nationally prominent architects include Paul Phillipe Cret, John Russell Pope, and William F. Bottomley.
The tour, which will be lead by Sally Berk, Sheridan-Kalorama resident, preservationist, and former DCPL president, will end with refreshments on Sally’s patio.
$15 DCPL Members, $25 Non-Members