College Hill in the Snow #30: 2000 Block of College Avenue

Update: The house above was demolished by the late summer of 2019.

Further on down College Avenue is a beautiful stretch of preserved houses that creates a street wall and rhythm in their architectural unity. Most of the houses are occupied, as well.

There are also some very old houses, as well.

Update: There’s a hip-roofed half-flounder similar to these houses below on Mississippi Avenue in Lafayette Square, which I looked at in March of 2020. I revisited the house below in the winter of 2023 (fifth photo).

Sadly, one of the most architecturally significant, the house on the left, was damaged by fire last year. It is a half flounder but it is not quite so simple of a house.

Looking along its lateral side, we see that it has a very nice composition, with a centrally planned bisymmetrical design that was probably intended to be seen before the house next door was built.

There are other half flounders nearby, as well.

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