Bloomingdale resident Associate Broker with 10 Square Team at Keller Williams Capital Properties, Suzanne Des Marais, has started her own blog called Houses With Character.
Here is a recent post by local historian Brian Kraft.
was issued to Lillie H. Mattern on February 7, 1906 to build the row of
houses at 2203 to 2217 Flagler Place NW. A separate permit was issued at
the same time for 127 W Street NW. The estimated cost to build all
eight houses was $29,000, a typical sum for the time. The houses were
completed in July 1906.
Developer Lillie H. Mattern dabbled in development in Washington
between 1906 and 1910, almost exclusively in Bloomingdale and mostly on
Flagler Place. In 1908 she built the row across the street,2208 to 2222
Flagler Place. Her husband, Harry J. Mattern, was in the real estate
business. She used the architectural firm of Hunter and Bell for all of
Hunter & Bell are credited with the design of about 800 buildings
from 1902 to 1918, including nearly 500 rowhouses. They designed 53
apartment houses ranging from luxury buildings to modest flats, most of
which were commissioned by John L. Warren or his brother, Bates. Bates
Warren was married in 1897 to the sister of George N. Bell, principal of
Hunter & Bell.
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