Towards the end of the 19th century Washington, DC experienced tremendous growth and expanded its original boundaries at Florida Avenue. As the city overflowed, the higher ground beyond Rock Creek attracted residents wishing to escape Washington’s oppressive summers. Previously the natural barrier provided by Rock Creek separated what is now Woodley Park from the early city--as this wooded area with scattered farmsteads became a popular summer destination, land speculators saw the opportunity to provide year-round housing. The area quickly evolved and soon Woodley Park encompassed all forms of habitation that occur in the city to this day. This tour will explore both the physical manifestation of the expansion across Rock Creek, such as the bridges that cross into the neighborhood, and the typological products that are a result of that expansion. Participants will visit many typologies from the country estate house, Woodley Manor, to the most recent multifamily project, The Woodley. Tour leaders will discuss the representative urban housing and architectural styles that fill both modern-day Connecticut Avenue north of the historic district and the serene side streets that have remained largely unchanged for nearly a century. Credits: 1.5 HSW|LUPlease note: You must attend the entire session to receive continuing education credit.Price:$10 for students & Assoc. AIA members$15 for AIA, DAC, and OADC members$35 for non-members.Registration required.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet at the Woodley Park metro stationWashington, District of Columbia USA202.347.9403
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