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Property Name Heurich-Parks House
Reference Number 15000719
State District of Columbia
County District of Columbia
Town District of Columbia
Street Address 3400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/13/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The house at 3400 Massachusetts Avenue was constructed in 1925 for the family of Christian Heurich Jr., son of the well-known Washington brewer. The New York interior design firm of H.F. Huber & Company was ostensibly responsible for the design, with the assistance of local architect Albert S.J. Atkinson. It was the second building on the parcel, as previous owner William H. West had erected a one-story, structural-tile garage in 1948. In 1938, the Heurichs expanded the main house with very compatible two-story additions at the rear and on the north side of the house, designed by the prominent Washington firm of Porter & Lockie. Fourteen years later, the Heurichs conveyed the property to Angeline Miller Parks and her husband, Dr. Marshall M. Parks, a prominent ophthalmologist, medical researcher, and teacher, who also operated his private practice on the property. In 1960, Dr. Parks constructed a one-story Modern wing off the north end of the house to accommodate an office for his pediatric ophthalmology practice.

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