Washington and Georgetown Railroad Car House

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Washington and Georgetown Railroad Car House
Blue Castle - Washington, D.C..jpg
Washington and Georgetown Railroad Car House is located in Washington, D.C.
Washington and Georgetown Railroad Car House
Location 770 M Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°52′44″N 76°59′45″W / 38.87889°N 76.99583°W / 38.87889; -76.99583Coordinates: 38°52′44″N 76°59′45″W / 38.87889°N 76.99583°W / 38.87889; -76.99583
Built 1893
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06000516 [1][2]
Added to NRHP November 14, 2006

The Washington and Georgetown Railroad Car House, also known as the Navy Yard Car Barn, or Blue Castle, is an historic building, located at 770 M Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C. The Romanesque Revival building was designed by Walter C. Root in 1891.

It was a repair shop for the Washington and Georgetown Railroad. With the change from cable cars to electric streetcars, the building was used as a storage. Then the building was used as a bus garage.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 2006. A charter school leases space there.[4] Redevelopment is planned.[5][6][7]

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