Dear PoP – Mysterious Building Features

IMG_0853small, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

“Dear PoP,

Just west of Florida & 16th Street, on the south side of Florida Ave,
just beyond the end of the Washington House on 16th Street, this is
barely visible behind a fence. It doesn’t fit the front of the
building at all. Know anything about it?”

I absolutely love this yard and the columns. I posted about this back in August of ’08. At the time nobody could solve the mystery. I think I’ll have to swing by and try to knock on the door of the nearest rowhouse to see if they know anything. Of course it’s been a year, so maybe some new readers know what the deal is here?


5 Comment

  • It looks like the Adams family house.

  • There used to be mansion on the site of the apartment building. The decorations were part of the mansion’s gardens.

  • It is the House of Dragul. (hissssssssssss)

  • +1 to Anon @ 8:33 a.m. That’s all that’s left.

  • Yea, Anonymous is correct. I live in the neighborhood and walk by that spot almost every day. And once I noticed the columns I began to try to figure out their story. A friend who has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years told me that they were part of a garden of a mansion on 16th St. I think they look really cool. I’d love to see them up close.

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