Dupont Circle Historic District

Roughly bounded by Florida and Rhode Island Aves., T, 17th, 21st, and 22nd Sts., Washington, District of Columbia


Street View 


Shown as a large amorphous open space on L'Enfant's plan and a neat circle on Ellicott's plan, the open space at this ten-point intersection has served as a park since its first improvement in 1873. The fountain in its center as well as the surrounding neighborhood are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-669)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 21, 1978
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Victorian: Queen Anne; Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Civic; Multiple dwelling; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Civic; Business; Diplomatic building; Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2930
Non-contributing buildings: 69

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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