Historical Context Study: Southwest Washington, DC 1791-1973

Overview context study prepared by QED Associates LLC examining the built environment of Southwest DC, commissioned in 2014 by SWNA.
This study is presented here in parts, in PDF format.

Part 1: Opening
Part 2: Historical Analysis
Part 3: Housing
Part 4: Housing Commercial
Part 5: Commercial and Government
Part 6: Churches Typology
Part 7: Closing

Photograph from HABS surveySouthwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area (2004, Historic American Building Survey)

PDF | HABS Southwest Washington Urban Renewal Area

More at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/dc1017/
This is one of several surveys done by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service, more surveys on subjects in Southwest are available in the Library of Congress’ HABS/HAER/HALS Collection.


How Railroad changed food and diet in DCHow The Railroad Changed Food & Diet In Washington DC (2017)

PDF | DC Railways Changed Food & Diet


mid-century modernist church studyMidcentury Modern Churches of Southwest Washington (2015)

PDF | Midcentury SW Churches Study


Buzzard Point, DC: A Brief History of a Brief Neighborhood (2014)

PDF | Buzzard Point, DC History


The Old Southwest (2005, Univ. of Maryland Historic Preservation Studio)

PDF | University of Maryland, Old SW Report

Urban Design Studio: Southwest Washington, D.C. (2001, MIT School of Architecture)

PDF | Southwest DC, MIT Studio

Southwest Washington, D.C. (1998, Urban Land Institute)

PDF | Southwest Washington, DC