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

37 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

Bright Corner Studio Apartment In The Popular B...

Photo of Listing #DCDC310806

$305,000 Active

  • 1 Baths
  • 482 ft²

Residential

1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #213, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC310806

Bright Corner Studio Apartment In The Popular Boston House Approx. 2 Blocks From Dupont Metro Station And So Convenient To All Dupont Circle Area Has To Offer. Many Lge Windows Providing Light And Nice Quiet City View. Parquet Wood Floors And Space-savi...

Great Location. 3.5 Blocks To Dupont Circle Met...

Photo of Listing #DCDC309952

$315,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths

Residential

1260 21st St Nw #606, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC309952

Great Location. 3.5 Blocks To Dupont Circle Metro. New Bathroom. Granite Counter Tops. Open Floor Plan With Lots Of Light. Hardwood Floors. Condo Fee Includes All Utilities. Front Desk Concierge. Walk To Ifc, World Bank, State Department, George Washington...

Open House Sunday 2/24 From 2-4pm. Showings Onl...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #1009914408

$319,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths

Residential

1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #730, Washington, DC

MLS® #1009914408

Open House Sunday 2/24 From 2-4pm. 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 Clo...

Price Adjusted & Priced To Sell!!! A Gorgeous 1...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC348434

$347,500 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 651 ft²

Residential

1601 18th St Nw #506, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC348434

Price Adjusted & Priced To Sell!!! 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 For Multiple Placement Comb...

***for A Limited Time: All Closing Costs Paid!...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #1007541262

$399,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 410 ft²

Residential

1524 18th St Nw #3, Washington, DC

MLS® #1007541262

***for A Limited Time: All Closing Costs Paid! Contact Seller Rep For Details*** Stunning Transformation Of Historic Dupont Circle Building To 7 High-end Residences Complete With Finishes & Features For The Most Discerning Buyers: Calcutta Paris Quartz, B...

Live In The Heart Of Dupont In Sought After Dup...

Photo of Listing #DCDC310208

$410,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 634 ft²

Residential

1545 18th St Nw #304, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC310208

Live In The Heart Of Dupont In Sought After Dupont East. Condo Features Floor To Ceiling Windows, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Large Bedroom W/ample Closet & Renovated Bathroom. Available Furnished Or Unfurnished. Building Features 24/7 Front Desk, Bike Sto...

Efficient Use Of Space In This One Bedroom, Fre...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #1002344628

$429,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 721 ft²

Residential

1325 18th St Nw #207, Washington, DC

MLS® #1002344628

Efficient Use Of Space In This One Bedroom, Freshly Painted Unit. Bedroom Size Has Been Reduced To Allow For A Separate Den/study, Easily Enlarged To Its Original Floor Plan. Balcony. Roof Top Pool. 24 Hour Desk Service. Minutes To Dupont Circle, Metro, Z...

Smart Buy/reduced Price 2 Bd/1 Ba At Edge Of Du...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #1008343918

$449,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 975 ft²

Residential

1260 21st St Nw #211, Washington, DC

MLS® #1008343918

Smart Buy/reduced Price 2 Bd/1 Ba At Edge Of Dupont Circle-just Blocks To Foggy Bottom & Georgetown. Rooftop Pool, 24hour Desk, In-floor Laundry, Pet & Investor Friendly. Walk To Red/blue Line Metros, Gwu 10 Mins, Gtownu 20 Mins, World Bank/imf, State Dept...

Stunning 2 Br, 1.5 Ba In Dupont Circle! Origin...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1008356210

$449,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 850 ft²

Residential

1526 17th St Nw #215, Washington, DC

MLS® #1008356210

Stunning 2 Br, 1.5 Ba In Dupont Circle! Original Hardwood & Marble Flooring & Exposed Brick Walls. Gourmet Kitchen W/ Granite Counters, Designer Tiles Backsplash, & A Bfast Bar For Dining. Master Br Includes A Walk-in Closet & An Ensuite Bath. Assigned Sto...

Calling All Investors!!! Great Price For 2br/2b...

Photo of Listing #DCDC101438

$499,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 727 ft²

Residential

1740 18th St Nw #t6, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC101438

Calling All Investors!!! Great Price For 2br/2ba In This Location... With Tenants Already In Place At $2,600/mo!just Listed-superb Location Convenient To Dupont Metro, Adams Morgan Shops & Restaurants! English Basement Condo Has Amazing Low Fee Of $270/mo P...

Bright Two Bedroom Ninth Floor Unit, With Expos...

Photo of Listing #DCDC398444

$499,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 746 ft²

Residential

1615 Q St Nw #907, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC398444

Bright Two Bedroom Ninth Floor Unit, With Exposed Brick In The Historic Cairo Condominium. One Of The Largest Units With Modern Kitchen And Bath. Carpeted With Lots Of Windows. Security Building With Front Desk And Dramatic Rooftop Deck With Best Views Of T...

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