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Historical Data on the Buildings of Washington DC, collected over 15 years by Brian Kraft, with support from JMT Inc., for the DC Historic Preservation Office. Most of the data comes from the building permits issued by the city, especially from 1877 to 1949. Sources are named for all buildings and other sources include real estate maps, tax assessments, newspaper reports, and the DC Office of Tax and Revenue, mosty for buildings after 1949. Work on this data is ongoing but we feel that this will be a valuable and enjoyable research tool as it is.

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • FULLADDRESS
    Text
    {"value"=>"110 IRVING STREET NW", "count"=>12} (), {"value"=>"2500 CALVERT STREET NW", "count"=>10} (), {"value"=>"2601 18TH STREET NE", "count"=>10} (), {"value"=>"1160 VARNUM STREET NE", "count"=>9} (), {"value"=>"3900 WISCONSIN AVENUE NW", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"4410 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"2660 WOODLEY ROAD NW", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"1524 35TH STREET NW", "count"=>5} (), {"value"=>"5100 WISCONSIN AVENUE NW", "count"=>5} (), {"value"=>"1703 32ND STREET NW", "count"=>4} ()
  • BuildingName
    Text
    {"value"=>"Dakota Crossing", "count"=>307} (), {"value"=>"Chancellor's Row", "count"=>231} (), {"value"=>"Town Square Townhouses", "count"=>183} (), {"value"=>"McLean Gardens", "count"=>143} (), {"value"=>"Fort Lincoln Cannon Village", "count"=>123} (), {"value"=>"Capitol Park Townhouses", "count"=>118} (), {"value"=>"Capitol Square", "count"=>93} (), {"value"=>"Park Place", "count"=>84} (), {"value"=>"Greenleaf Public Housing", "count"=>55} (), {"value"=>"Channing Court", "count"=>49} ()
  • Square
    Text
    {"value"=>"PAR", "count"=>606} (), {"value"=>"1301", "count"=>563} (), {"value"=>"4325", "count"=>344} (), {"value"=>"1601", "count"=>286} (), {"value"=>"1320", "count"=>267} (), {"value"=>"3648", "count"=>238} (), {"value"=>"5176", "count"=>225} (), {"value"=>"5000", "count"=>219} (), {"value"=>"0855", "count"=>205} (), {"value"=>"1300", "count"=>199} ()
  • Lot
    Text
    {"value"=>"0032", "count"=>1110} (), {"value"=>"0027", "count"=>1089} (), {"value"=>"0021", "count"=>1073} (), {"value"=>"0031", "count"=>1068} (), {"value"=>"0023", "count"=>1065} (), {"value"=>"0033", "count"=>1063} (), {"value"=>"0029", "count"=>1056} (), {"value"=>"0024", "count"=>1053} (), {"value"=>"0026", "count"=>1050} (), {"value"=>"0035", "count"=>1041} ()
  • Date
    Date
    -3087504000000 to 1547683200000
  • MapYear
    Number
    1754 to 2300
  • Permit_Notes
    Text
    {"value"=>"plans on file", "count"=>1488} (), {"value"=>"class 5", "count"=>407} (), {"value"=>"12.5'w", "count"=>303} (), {"value"=>"Applicant: G. T. Santmyers", "count"=>233} (), {"value"=>"rowhouses", "count"=>219} (), {"value"=>"class 3", "count"=>214} (), {"value"=>"class 4", "count"=>207} (), {"value"=>"elevation", "count"=>174} (), {"value"=>"full front porches", "count"=>117} (), {"value"=>"duplexes", "count"=>90} ()
  • NOTES
    Text
    {"value"=>"condos", "count"=>725} (), {"value"=>"1870s", "count"=>273} (), {"value"=>"NEW BUILDING", "count"=>244} (), {"value"=>"permit for 75 issued march 2007", "count"=>100} (), {"value"=>"2005", "count"=>93} (), {"value"=>"not in tax book", "count"=>86} (), {"value"=>"on 1869 assessment", "count"=>61} (), {"value"=>"might be older", "count"=>50} (), {"value"=>"not in tax assessments", "count"=>45} (), {"value"=>"permit for 39 issued April 2007", "count"=>44} ()
  • Suffix
    Text
    {"value"=>"S", "count"=>1409} (), {"value"=>"E", "count"=>1105} (), {"value"=>"W", "count"=>946} (), {"value"=>"N", "count"=>670} (), {"value"=>" ", "count"=>119} (), {"value"=>"0319", "count"=>65} (), {"value"=>"0155", "count"=>53} (), {"value"=>"SE", "count"=>52} (), {"value"=>"0160", "count"=>50} (), {"value"=>"NE", "count"=>43} ()
  • EDITTYPE
    Text
    {"value"=>"Split", "count"=>7} ()
  • House_Key
    Number
    6 to 149615
  • House_Type
    Text
    {"value"=>"Rowhouse", "count"=>41298} (), {"value"=>"Detached", "count"=>28219} (), {"value"=>"Duplex", "count"=>13128} (), {"value"=>"Attached", "count"=>4647} (), {"value"=>"Triplex", "count"=>3421} (), {"value"=>"Semi-Det", "count"=>2999} (), {"value"=>"corner", "count"=>231} (), {"value"=>"façade", "count"=>182} (), {"value"=>"Addition", "count"=>76} (), {"value"=>"move", "count"=>31} ()
  • Extant
    Number
    0 to 1
  • Updated
    Number
    0 to 1
  • Facade
    Text
    {"value"=>"building", "count"=>98786} (), {"value"=>"façade", "count"=>38} (), {"value"=>"buiding", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"facede", "count"=>1} ()
  • Flag
    Number
    0 to 2
  • Contributing
    Text
    {"value"=>"Yes", "count"=>17764} (), {"value"=>"No", "count"=>2338} (), {"value"=>"0", "count"=>85} (), {"value"=>"Y", "count"=>2} ()
  • ArchitectGroup
    Text
    {"value"=>"Santmyers, George T.", "count"=>15001} (), {"value"=>"Abel, J.H./Dillon & Abel/Berla & Abel", "count"=>2063} (), {"value"=>"Beers, A. H.", "count"=>2012} (), {"value"=>"Sonnemann, A. H. / & Justement", "count"=>1475} (), {"value"=>"Haller, N. T. (Co. / et al)", "count"=>1286} (), {"value"=>"Grimm, N. R.", "count"=>1030} (), {"value"=>"Baxter, Harvey P.", "count"=>940} (), {"value"=>"Kirkhuff & Bagley", "count"=>900} (), {"value"=>"Williams, L. T.", "count"=>887} (), {"value"=>"Johannes, Dana B., Jr.", "count"=>862} ()
  • Developer
    Text
    {"value"=>"Wardman, Harry/Const. Co./et al", "count"=>2800} (), {"value"=>"Dunigan, D. J. / Co.", "count"=>1669} (), {"value"=>"Cafritz, Morris/Const. Co./et al", "count"=>1575} (), {"value"=>"Howenstein, H. R./Co./Realty Corp./et al", "count"=>1372} (), {"value"=>"Kite, Harry A./Inc.", "count"=>1340} (), {"value"=>"Breuningers (L. E. / et al)", "count"=>1040} (), {"value"=>"Jameson, T. A. (Co.)", "count"=>959} (), {"value"=>"Middaugh & Shannon", "count"=>847} (), {"value"=>"Miller, W. C. & A. N.", "count"=>711} (), {"value"=>"Meadowbrook Inc.", "count"=>663} ()
  • Quantity
    Number
    0 to 94
  • Rooms
    Number
    0 to 2508
  • Width
    Number
    -5 to 3426
  • Depth
    Number
    -3 to 440
  • Number_of_Families
    Number
    0 to 795
  • Store
    Number
    0 to 272
  • Stories
    Number
    0 to 15000
  • Permits_Last_Editor
    Text
    {"value"=>"BKRAFT", "count"=>126082} (), {"value"=>"JSINKER", "count"=>318} (), {"value"=>"DPICKERING", "count"=>89} (), {"value"=>"KWILLIAMS", "count"=>87} (), {"value"=>"HPO_ADM", "count"=>62} (), {"value"=>"DLITOWITZ", "count"=>20} (), {"value"=>"Kim Williams", "count"=>5} (), {"value"=>"KWILIAMS", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"emorris", "count"=>1} ()
  • Permits_Last_Edit_Date
    Date
    1438615294000 to 1489881600000
  • RazedFlag
    Number
    0 to 1
  • PermitsSource
    Text
    {"value"=>"DC Historical Building Permits Database", "count"=>91068} (), {"value"=>"DC Office of Tax & Revenue", "count"=>13006} (), {"value"=>"DC Historical Building Permits Index", "count"=>9675} (), {"value"=>"DC Assessment Directory 2011", "count"=>2664} (), {"value"=>"Hopkins Maps", "count"=>1099} (), {"value"=>"Faetz & Pratt 1874 Real Estate Directory", "count"=>1003} (), {"value"=>"Sanborn Maps", "count"=>873} (), {"value"=>"DC IPS Database", "count"=>635} (), {"value"=>"Evening Star newspaper report on building permits issued", "count"=>552} (), {"value"=>"Baist Maps", "count"=>544} ()
  • PermitNumber
    Text
  • Owner
    Text
  • Architect
    Text
  • Builder
    Text
  • Material
    Text
  • Purpose
    Text
  • EstimatedCost
    Text
  • MicrofilmRoll
    Text
  • PermitType
    Text
  • SolidFilled
    Text
  • FoundationMaterial
    Text
  • StoneType
    Text
  • RoofType
    Text
  • FrontMaterial
    Text
  • RoofMaterial
    Text
  • Heat
    Text
  • Shape__Area
    Number
  • Shape__Length
    Number

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