Snowden Ashford

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Snowden Ashford
Born 1866
Washington, D.C.
Died 1927
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Occupation Architect
Engine Company 12, Washington, D.C.

Snowden Ashford (1866-1927) was an American architect who worked in Washington, D.C.. He was born January 1, 1866, in Washington, D.C. Ashford was educated at Rittenhouse academy and at the Christian Brothers Roman Catholic school. He studied architecture at Lafayette college and, upon graduation, entered the office of A.B. Mullet, who had formerly been supervising architect of the United States Treasury. Ashford entered the District service in 1895 and became Washington's first municipal architect.[1] The Washington Post characterized him as "Architect of the Everyday", and noted: "Ashford designed or supervised everything the District built between 1895 and 1921, including the North Hall at the Eastern Market. But he was most proud of his schools."[2]

A number of his works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

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