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Capitol Towers

Original Name:
Year Of Construction: 1929
Address: 208 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20002
Architect(s): Harvey Warwick
Current Status:
Original Use:

This mid-rise building is in use as rental apartments. The primary façade material is a ranged buff to orange brick palette complemented by stone trim. It has some wonderful carved stone detailing in typically Deco stylized forms and patterns at the window surround over the entrance. The projecting balconies, in brick and stone at the third level and primarily of ornamental metal on the other floors, are also noteworthy. The entrance canopy does not appear to be original. The appearance of the return façade overlooking the neighboring service station and that of the bay windows flanking the entrance are further evidence of later alterations.