Dupont Circle Historic District

Posted by Mark Washburn on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 8:06am.



The Dupont Circle neighborhood has been an affluent and vibrant neighborhood since the late 1880s when Alexander Shepherd built a mansion and spearheaded Dupont into a stylish development.  To retain its historic designation and character, the Dupont Circle Conservancy is an active, all-volunteer membership organization with a mission to promote preservation of the historic and architectural character of the Dupont Circle Historic District and adjacent areas.  The Dupont Circle Metro Station is conveniently located here.

The Board of Public Works and the Corps of Engineers began development and construction of tracts of undeveloped land in 1871, beginning construction of Dupont Circle, formerly called Pacific Circle.  Sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon designed a double-tiered white marble fountain in 1921 with 3 classical figures carved on the fountain symbolizing the Sea, the Stars and the Wind.  This fountain is a popular gathering spot for residents and visitors, and a well-known sight.

Today, the Dupont Circle Historic District is mostly a residential district extending out in all directions from Dupont Circle like a wheel.  The area was developed in the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.  The predominant housing styles are palatial mansions and single 3- and 4-story rowhouses in the Queen Anne style and Romanesque Revival styles.  The residences line the wide, tree-lined diagonal avenues that intersect the circle.  Dupont Circle has a unique character, and draws residents who yearn for a city vibe and urban living.  

Dupont Circle Historic District is bounded by Rhode Island Avenue, NW; M and N Streets, NW, on the south; Florida Avenue, NW, on the west; Swann Street, NW, on the north; and the 16th Street Historic District on the east.

Dupont Circle Historic District Homes For Sale

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Spectacular Professional Designed Open Floor Pl...

Photo of Listing #DCDC399938

$313,900 Active

  • 1 Baths
  • 496 ft²

Residential

1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #523, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC399938

Spectacular Professional Designed Open Floor Plan Unit With Gourmet Kitchen W/granite, Stainless Designer Appliances & Cabinets, Ceramics Backsplash, Under Cabinet Lighting, With Breakfast Bar Open Up To Living Area. Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring, Hug...

Showings Only On Fridays From 12-2pm. Light & C...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #1009914408

$319,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths

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1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #730, Washington, DC

MLS® #1009914408

Showings Only On Fridays From 12-2pm. Light & Convenience In Dupont! Charming Jr1br Comes Fully Furnished - Perfect Move-in Ready Investment Prop, Rents For $2150. Parquet Wd Flrs, Lg Windows, Streamlined Kit, Walkthru Closet. Bldg Features Laundry Rm, Comm...

Price Adjusted & Seller Is Eager To Sell!!! Bri...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC348434

$339,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 651 ft²

Residential

1601 18th St Nw #506, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC348434

Price Adjusted & Seller Is Eager To Sell!!! Bring All Offers. A Gorgeous 1br Ba Condo Unit Facing The Back & Quiet Part Of The Building. Completely Renovated And Move-in Ready, You Will Enjoy Spacious And Designated Living Room And Dining Spaces That Allow...

Live In The Center Of It All With This Large 1-...

Photo of Listing #DCDC403470

$395,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 711 ft²

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1545 18th St Nw #603, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC403470

Live In The Center Of It All With This Large 1-bedroom/1-bathroom Condo In Dc's Hip Dupont Circle Neighborhood! Enjoy Large Windows, Wood Floors, Renovated Kitchen, A Pet-friendly Policy, And More. Amenities Include Bike Storage, 24-hour Front Desk And Amaz...

Perfect Unit In The Ideal Location. This Great ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC419942

$399,180 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 586 ft²

Residential

1401 17th St Nw #104, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC419942

Perfect Unit In The Ideal Location. This Great Unit Has Plenty Of Natural Light! Includes Granite Counters With Tile Through Out The Kitchen, Great Pass Through From To Dining Area Which Can Easily Convert To A Bar Counter For Entertaining, Open Floor Pla...

*open House Sun 04/14 1-4* Live In The Heart Of...

Photo of Listing #DCDC420048

$427,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 663 ft²

Residential

2141 P St Nw #305, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC420048

*open House Sun 04/14 1-4* Live In The Heart Of Dupont! Spacious And Bright 1 Br/1 Bath Condo In The Heart Of Dupont Circle Area. Updated Kitchen With Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar/island, New Cabinets & Stainless Steel Appliances. Updated Bathroom. Maste...

Spacious, Renovated 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Condo In T...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC421618

$429,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 760 ft²

Residential

1330 New Hampshire Ave Nw #218, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC421618

Spacious, Renovated 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Condo In The Apolline, One Of Dupont Circle's Most Sought After Buildings. This Gorgeous Condo Has A Renovated Kitchen That Is Open To The Living/dining Room, Making It Fun To Cook In, And Easy To Entertain In. The Newe...

Utilities Included. Bright And Spacious 1 Bedr...

Photo of Listing #DCDC401420

$434,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 770 ft²

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1330 New Hampshire Ave Nw #925, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC401420

Utilities Included. Bright And Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Condo Ideally Located Just 2 Blocks From The Dupont Metro. The Unit Features Built-in Book Shelves, A Walk-in Closet, And Ample Storage / Counter Space. Upgraded Finishes Throughout Include Ha...

Bright And Sunny 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Corner Unit ...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC423156

$435,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 514 ft²

Residential

2101 N St Nw #304, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC423156

Bright And Sunny 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Corner Unit Condo In The Heart Of Dupont Circle! More Than Ample Natural Light Through Generous Windows On 2 Sides. Wood Burning Fireplace. Beautiful Mission-style Kitchen Cabinets, Hardwood Floors, Cental A/c, Washer/d...

Rarely Available Penthouse Unit At 1800 R Stree...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC423768

$459,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 735 ft²

Residential

1800 R St Nw #904, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC423768

Rarely Available Penthouse Unit At 1800 R Street. This Top Floor Apartment Has All Of The Modern Amenities That Anyone Could Ask For. Spacious 730+ Square Foot Apartment With High Ceilings. The Southern Exposure And Captivation City Views Are Spectacular. T...

Elegant And Chic Condo In A Prime Dupont Circle...

Photo of Listing #DCDC401716

$485,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 820 ft²

Residential

1301 20th St Nw #111, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC401716

Elegant And Chic Condo In A Prime Dupont Circle Location! All Utilities Are Included In Monthly Fee. Steps To The Dupont South Metro Station, Great Restaurants And Shops. Two Bedrooms And Two Stunning Baths, Beautifully Updated With Floor To Ceiling Stone T...

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