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Property Name Town Center East
Reference Number 13001071
State District of Columbia
County District of Columbia
Town Washington
Street Address 1001 and 1101 3rd Street SW including courtyard between parking lots
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/15/2014
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Town Center East is a two-building apartment complex built 1960-1961 within the much larger -Town Center Plaza- mixed-use superblock. The twin, nine-story buildings and their sites are mirrored by those of -Town Center West-, erected 1961-1962 on 6th Street, three blocks to the west and at the opposite edge of the original development plan. The two complexes flanked a retail center around what is now 4th Street. The north end of the Town Center Plaza superblock also includes two churches and a public library along the south side of I Street.


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