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Property Name Park View School
Reference Number 13000213
State District of Columbia
County Washington
Town Washington
Street Address 3570 Warder Street. NW, Washington, DC
Multiple Property Submission Name Public School Buildings in the District of Columbia, 1862-1960 MPS
Status Listed 05/01/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000213.pdf
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The Park View School was constructed in 1916 to provide a school for the Park View community. The Park View neighborhood, adjacent to the Old Soldiers' Home, originated in 1886 with the platting of a former estate known as Whitney Close into a residential subdivision. An explosion of rowhouse development in Park View came after 1904, and a new citizens' association formed in 1908. Development was so rapid that by 1910, the Park View Citizens' Association began demanding an elementary school for the neighborhood' s 600 children, most of whom were pupils at the Hubbard and Petworth Schools. Although it took several years, the Citizens' Association won a commitment for a twelve-room school, to serve some of the then 900 neighborhood children. In 1914, Municipal Architect Snowden Ashford began drawings for a sixteen-room school that was constructed and opened in 1916. The Park View School was designed in a Tudor Gothic style favored by Ashford, particularly for the city 's public school buildings.

 

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