BEST ADDRESSES; A CENTURY OF WASHINGTON'S DISTINGUISHED APARTMENT HOUSES. [Washington, D.C. history and architecture.]

Goode, James M. [James Moore Goode.]

Published by Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.
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#87 OF A DELUXE SLIPCASED FIRST EDITION LIMITED TO 125 COPIES DATED, NUMBERED, AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Blue cloth slipcase, short tear to cloth and bump at joint of bottom and rear panels, light rubbing, a few loose threads frayed. No dust jacket as issued. xxii, 597, [5] pages. Hardcover; H 31cm x L 23.5cm. Blue cloth spine with gilt stamped lettering, blue marbled paper boards with mild nicks at corners. Past bookseller's lightly erased pencil note at top right of front free endpaper. Endpaper maps; Frontispiece; Foreword by Carroll William Westfall; Preface; Introduction; b/w photographs by James Stafford Phillips and James F. Tetro; plans; three appendices; Glossary; Bibliographical Notes; Index. James Goode reviews the history and design of 162 Washington, DC area apartment houses and condominium buildings, most of which are located within the city's downtown, waterfront, and upper Northwest neighborhoods but several suburban developments in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia and Chevy Chase, Maryland are included as well. A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. (Please note that this heavy book will require additional postage and insurance above ABE's preset rates.) Description copyright David Hallinan, Bookseller. ISBN 0874744784. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A century ago, the popularity of early Washington landmarks like Stoneleigh Court and the controversial Cairo (which, at a soaring twelve stories, shocked District officials into enacting the city's height limit) made it clear that apartment living was here to stay. By the 1920s, Beaux Art and Art Deco palaces offered residents all the luxuries of a first-class hotel: barbershops, ballrooms, rooftop terraces, and indoor pools. Soon other innovations in apartment living—the garden complex, the cooperative, and the mixed-use building—put Washington at the forefront of urban planning. Today the resurgence of the historic heart of the nation's capital has created an apartment boom rivaled only by that of the 1920s.

Through residents' personal recollections, original floor plans, and more than 690 photographs, Best Addresses offers an intimate tour behind the facades of 162 remarkable buildings. Some have already been destroyed or disfigured beyond repair, making their preservation here especially valuable, while others continue to set the standard for elegant living in the nation's capital.

About the Author: James Goode is the winner of Washingtonian magazine's prestigious “Washingtonian of the Year” award. He is the author of Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings, Second Edition and lives in Washington, DC.

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Publisher: Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.

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