Woodward Building, 733 15th St NW DC

Getting there

The Woodward Building is at Fifteenth and H Streets NW, southeast corner.  There are two entrances: east side of 15th Street, and south side of H Street.

Street maps of the area:

Walking from the McPherson Square blue/orange-line Metro station (on I/Eye Street), take the 14th Street exit.  Either go up the escalator and turn left and immediately right, or go up the elevator and turn right twice.  Either way, continue walking south on 14th St the reminder of that block, cross H Street, and turn right/west.  Turn left into the Woodward Building, 1426 H Street.

Walking from the Metro Center red-line station (on G Street), take the 13th Street exit.  Go up the escalator and turn right twice and then left.  Continue west two blocks along G Street, and turn right/north onto 15th Street.  Walk one block (cross New York Ave), and turn right into the Woodward Building, 733 15th Street.

Parking garages within one block (between 14th and 15th Sts):

New York Ave is the first street south of the building.  G Street is the second.


DC Historic Preservation approval for demolition permit requested by HPA No. 86-729, excerpt provided by DC Historic Preservation Law Project of Georgetown University:

The Woodward Building is located at the southeast corner of Fifteenth and H Streets, N.W.  The structure is eleven stories high and massed to form a modified U-shape facing H Street.  It is located within the boundaries of the Fifteenth Street Financial District, a locally designated historic district.  The building was listed in the nomination for historic designation as a structure that contributed to the significance of that district.  Constructed in 1911 for Washington businessman Samuel W. Woodward, the Woodward Building was designed in a classical revival style by the local architectural firm of Harding and Upman.

The architect for the Woodward Building was the firm Harding & Upman, formed in 1904 by Clarence Lowell Harding and Frank Upman, both of whom were born in 1872.

The building is within the Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District which goes from E to I Street (500 through 800 block).  Historic Districts are overseen by the Historic Preservation Division of the DC Office of Planning.  The Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historical Places (#84003900).

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