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

38 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

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REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC429382

$307,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 534 ft²

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1260 21st St Nw #105, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC429382

Price Change -sun-filled One Bedroom With An Updated Kitchen Updated, Kitchen And Breakfast Bar. A Fully Renovated Bathroom And The Washer/dryer Is Located On The Same Floor. The Apartment Has Floor To Ceiling Windows That Bring In Natural Sunlight. This Is...

1 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo Available. Features Glea...

Photo of Listing #DCDC437692

$307,400 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 563 ft²

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1726 17th St Nw #403, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC437692

1 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo Available. Features Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Open Floor-plan, Built In Shelves, Tiled-bathroom And +/-556 Sf. Natural Lighting Emits Through A Beautiful Skylight As Well. Make An Offer Today.located Near Attractions, Shopping And Din...

Freshly Renovated From Top To Bottom With Gorge...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC439014

$310,000 Active

  • 1 Baths
  • 450 ft²

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1601 18th St Nw #817, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC439014

Freshly Renovated From Top To Bottom With Gorgeous Upgrades!! Beautiful 450 Square Foot Studio With A Brilliant Layout And Wall Of Windows With Great Views (faces Onto 18th & N. Hampshire Ave). Brand New Kitchen With 42" Cabinets, Quartz Counter Tops, And...

Charming Unit In Historic Pebbleton. South Fac...

Photo of Listing #DCDC430948

$340,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 464 ft²

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1747 Church St Nw #b2, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC430948

Charming Unit In Historic Pebbleton. South Facing One Bedroom, One Bath. Exposed Brick Wall, Granite Counters, Wood Floors Throughout, Low Fee, And A Walk Score Of 98!

The Perfect City Retreat On One Of Dupont's Pre...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC439248

$359,000 Active

  • 1 Baths
  • 456 ft²

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1718 P St Nw #709, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC439248

The Perfect City Retreat On One Of Dupont's Prettiest Streets! Sun-filled South Facing Studio With Balcony On A High Floor Overlooking The Garden. Recently Remodeled Open Kitchen With Stainless Appliances And Granite Counters. Pantry. Remodeled Bath, Van...

Charming 1 Bedroom 1 Bath In The Heart Of Dupon...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC435830

$365,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 595 ft²

Residential

1833 S St Nw #42, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC435830

Charming 1 Bedroom 1 Bath In The Heart Of Dupont Circle! Features Include Original Architectural Details, Hardwood Floors, Excellent Natural Light. 5 Blocks To Metro And Seconds From Restaurants And Entertainment! Pet Friendly, Private Extra Storage, Bike R...

Just Renovated! A Huge One Bedroom With 9+ Feet...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC438760

$375,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 650 ft²

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1526 17th St Nw #209, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC438760

Just Renovated! A Huge One Bedroom With 9+ Feet Ceilings At Cavanaugh Court. The Only One Bedroom With An Eat-in Kitchen. Renovation Included All New Appliances, New Granite Countertops, New Electrical Along One Kitchen Wall, New Laundry Closet With Combo W...

Open House Sunday, 8/25 2pm-4pm! Welcome Home T...

NEW Photo of Listing #DCDC438940

$389,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 653 ft²

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1545 18th St Nw #616, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC438940

Open House Sunday, 8/25 2pm-4pm! Welcome Home To This Spacious And Bright One Bedroom And One Bathroom Condo In The Heart Of Dupont Circle! Featuring Gorgeous Floor To Ceiling Windows, A Large Open Living Area, An Updated Kitchen With Gas Stove, Custom Clos...

Unique Two Level Condo In Charming Boutique Bui...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC435130

$397,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 530 ft²

Residential

1828 Riggs Pl Nw #1, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC435130

Unique Two Level Condo In Charming Boutique Building. Features Wood Floors, Spiral Staircase, Large Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, Terrific Kitchen With Gas Cooking, Combination Washer/dryer In Unit. Great Location Near Dupont Circle, Metro, Shopping, Restaura...

Light-filled 1br/1ba In The Apolline! All Utili...

Photo of Listing #DCDC438218

$410,700 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 760 ft²

Residential

1330 New Hampshire Ave Nw #418, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC438218

Light-filled 1br/1ba In The Apolline! All Utilities Included Except Cable/internet! Heated Rooftop Pool! 24/7 Front Door Concierge! Investor Friendly Building - No Rental Cap! Located In The Heart Of Dupont Circle! Walk To Metro! Call Today For Your Private...

Bright, Sunny And Quiet Large 1 Bedroom On Top ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC425960

$417,500 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 810 ft²

Residential

1514 17th St Nw #613, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC425960

Bright, Sunny And Quiet Large 1 Bedroom On Top Floor. Sunshine All Day. Hardwood Floors, Modern Kitchen, Tiled Bathroom And Shower, Huge Windows, Spacious Bedroom And Living Room. Stainless Steel Appliances, Track Lighting, 9-foot Ceilings, 2 Ceiling Fans, ...

Utilities Included. Bright And Spacious 1 Bedr...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC401420

$424,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 770 ft²

Residential

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...

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