Historic Structures

American Mosaic Company Building, Washington DC

Date added: September 27, 2010 Categories: Commercial

Job W, Angus, the original owner, built it as a residence and sold this building to Thomas Lewis in the 1870's. After the turn of the century the American Mosaic Company acquired the structure, maintaining ownership until immediately prior to demolition.

The 1911 remodeling added store front and entrance, decorative mosaic work, and rear wing "warehouse".

Overall dimensions: 26' wide, four stories tall,, and three bays wide.

This building stood on the south side of I Street, facing north. It had been located in an area which included many examples of 19th century structures. All the buildings in this three square block area were razed in preparation for the construction of the D. C. Convention Center.