Restoration at S and New Hampshire, NW

I was happy to see that the Joseph Taylor Arms Mansion at 1800 New Hampshire Ave., NW, is finally being fixed up. Last June, this property made it onto the D.C. Preservation League’s 2008 list of 10 most endangered places.

According to an article in the June 26, 2008 Post, “the condition of the 100-year-old mansion, owned by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, became ‘so deplorable’ that the diplomatic staff had to move out four years ago. ‘A classic example of demolition by neglect’ is how the league describes the property, which has rotting windows, peeling paint and an unsound roof. A Congolese official said recently that the embassy is ready to hire a contractor and begin repairs”

Well, it seems that the work has begun.Joseph Taylor Arms Mansion

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