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I recently found the contract between Thomas Law and William Lovering, for building Law's grandest house on the corner of C Street and New Jersey Ave SE. It should be of interest to those of us curious about who designed what in the early city. The house was torn down for a House office building but it remains a memorable house because in the late 20th century Dr. William Thornton was credited for designing it, or at least suggesting the oval elements that allowed the building to fit neatly facing an angled intersection. It is considered a precursor to the more elegant Octagon house.
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