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3837 Albemarle Street, NW Washington, D. C.

  • Name: The Christian-Curran House

Oral tradition holds that The Christian Curran House, in the pyramidal folk style, was actually built on the grounds of the old naval Observatory in the mid-19th century. A news article of the period reports that it was pulled by a team of horses to its present Tenleytown location in 1890.

When Albemarle Street was cut through to Wisonconsin in 1951, the property was reduced in size and the house reoriented on its new lot.

It is designed in the vernacular Italiante styles.

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