Then and Now: Park Place, NW

3654-park-placeThen: 3644-3654 Park Place & 608 Rock Creek Church Rd. On January 2, 1916, the Post published the following information on these homes: Seven dwellings containing many novel features have been started by Kennedy Bros. 3664-3674 Park PlaceIncorporated in the region around the Soldiers’ Home grounds, which they have already improved with 200 homes out of a projected 300. The latest addition is probably the last that will be undertaken for some weeks or until warmer weather makes building operations more desireable.

Six of the houses will run from 3644 to 3454 (sic) Park place northwest and the other will stand at 608 Rock Creek Church road. On Park place, the two corner house will be semidetached, occupying lots with frontages of 46 and 42 feet, while the others will have a frontage of from 21 to 30 feet on lots 80 feet deep, allowing ample parking space in front.

The dwellings will be two stories … of gray tapestry brick … and with green slate roofs. They will contain six rooms. Underneath each will be a fireproof garage.

Now: 3664-3674 Park Place & 608 Rock Creek Church Road. The homes are largely intact. There are minor changes, such as the stone walls, no more shutters, and the porch balustrades have been replaced and changed. The back of 608 RCCR also no longer has its original sleeping porches or garage doors. One interesting change it that the homes on Park Place have been renumbered.

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