February 02, 2015

LeDroit Park appears in a Washington Post quiz

Anna J. Cooper House

LeDroit Park appears in an online quiz, “How well do you know D.C. neighborhoods?” in the Washington Post. ¬†Question 3 asks you to identify the neighborhood known for its Victorian mansions. The answer is LeDroit Park.

Victorian architecture covers a range of styles, including revival styles, that became popular in the 19th century. What is unusual about LeDroit Park is that it has 12 distinct architectural styles that were popular in the Victorian era.  Builders in other neighborhoods typically restricted themselves to a smaller range of styles.

Categories: History

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