Fulbright Hall

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The Everglades
Everglades GWU DC.jpg
Fulbright Hall is located in Washington, D.C.
Fulbright Hall
Location 2223 H St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′59″N 77°2′59″W / 38.89972°N 77.04972°W / 38.89972; -77.04972Coordinates: 38°53′59″N 77°2′59″W / 38.89972°N 77.04972°W / 38.89972; -77.04972
Area less than one acre
Built 1939
Architect Joseph Abel
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
MPS Apartment Buildings in Washington, DC, MPS
NRHP Reference # 10000368[1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 2010

Fulbright Hall, formerly known as The Everglades, is a resident hall on the campus of George Washington University (GW), named after J. William Fulbright, located at 2223 H St., Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

History[edit]

The building was designed by Joseph Abel in the Art Deco style and completed in 1939.[2] The Art Deco detailing can be seen in the curved metal surrounding the main entrance and the cast stone at the roofline with zigzag motifs and vertical banding. It was acquired by the university originally for use as a residence for nurses and was renamed in honor of Senator J. William Fulbright on May 6, 1996. He had earned a LL.B. degree from GW in 1934. It was listed on the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Fulbright Hall". George Washington University. Retrieved 2012-03-22.