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This 8-story apartment building in the 800 block of Fourth stroot S.W., between G and I streets, now open for public inspection, is the first building of ony kind to rise in the
vostnessos of the rosed slum areas of Southwest Woshington. Architects were Sotterloe tr Smith of Washington. Another photo is on Page 8-9.—Star Staff Photo by Francis Routt.
A Design Triumph Shows the Way in Southwest Washington
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interesting and mo6t ele
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of nowhere. But it U not far
away; in fact, it is practi
cally the ultimate in being
close-in.
It to a beautiful budding,
inside and out, and It should
presage quite a new, and
long-deserved, approach to
the art of building apart
ments hereabouts.
The startling fact of this
building’s reality in. what
was once a rat-infested slum
is a delight In Itself. That
It is so successful as a pace
setter to a significant divi
LANDSCAPING DICORATING FURNISHINGS GARDINING ARCHITKCTURI HOME BUILDING
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dend for the Redevelopment
Land Agency. . . . and one
which that agency appar
ently sorely needs, consider
ing the taunts -that it has
been receiving lately for hav
a practically married Webb
Knapp and Mr. Zecken
dorf—who. incidentally, did
not sponsor this building.
The sponsors were Roger
L. Stevens and James K.
acbeuer. The Architects wars
Satterlee to Smith of Wash
ington. Mayer. Whittlesey to
Olass of New York were
associated as consulting
architects. Contract builder
was Blake Construction Co.
of Washington.
Best thing to do, when you
have a moment's time, is to
visit this building, check on
its planning, enjoy its vistas
and wonder to yourself why
Imagination doesn’t charac
terise a greater percentage
of Washington residential,
commercial and monumental
architecture— :
Meanwhile, here are a few
facts:
Location: 800 Fourth street
B.W„ in the midst of vast
blocks of rased slum nouses.
The site extends 630 feet
along Fourth street between
O and I streets.
Name: The Capitol Park
Apartments, the name being
practically the only thing
about the place that is un
inspired.
Accommodations: A total
of 403 apartments, many
with full balconies overlook
ing the Capitol. Dome Other?
have smaller balconies over
looking the Washington Mon
ument and a panorama to
the west. Sizes range from
small efficiencies to two-bed- ]
room units, with choices in {
between, including efficiencies
having a folding wall to cre
ate a bedroom off the living
room.
Present Status: Last night
the sponsors held a formal •
preview of the model apart
ments, quite a few of them
furnished. The building is not
yet fully completed, nor is a
pavilion, reflecting pool and
fountain In a garden area on
the east side. Landscaping
has not yet been started. Full
completion of all the floors
probably will require a month
or more.
Design Features: A tile
screen creates a colorful pat
tern on the west face and
saves on air-conditioning
costs. The eight-story-and
asement building is open on
e first floor <no walls) ex
cept for inclosed lobbies and
related areas.
Financing was through an
FHA-lnsured mortgage, un
der generous provisions of
the National Housing Act.
FHA's commitment was for
a mortgage of 84,460.000.
This building is significant
to Washington from tha
standpoint of design. It is
also significant because it is
the first new edifice to rise
in the Southwest redevelop
ment area. Given a\ certain
amount of luck, co-operation,
1 prudence, imagination, and
extraordinary effort, the Re
i development Land Agency
can look forward to other
similar successes in the pro
gram to transform the South
west slums into the most
modern part of the city.

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