Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility

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Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility
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Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility is located in Washington, D.C.
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility
Location 1111 North Capitol Street, N.E., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′15.48″N 77°0′32.4″W / 38.9043000°N 77.009000°W / 38.9043000; -77.009000Coordinates: 38°54′15.48″N 77°0′32.4″W / 38.9043000°N 77.009000°W / 38.9043000; -77.009000
Built 1927
Architect McKenzie,Voorhees & Gmelin
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 06001159[1]
Added to NRHP May 14, 2007[2]

The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility is an Art Deco industrial building, located at 1111 North Capitol Street, Northeast, Washington, D.C., in the NoMa neighborhood which houses the headquarters of National Public Radio.

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It was built in 1927. It housed C & P Telephone Company’s fleet of repair trucks, and telephone overhaul shop.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 2006.[3] It was leased with an option to purchase, by the Smithsonian Institution. It was redeveloped with new construction as the fourth headquarters building of National Public Radio, which opened in April 2013. A new office tower of 10 to 12 stories was built behind the historic façade.[4][5]

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