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The Cairo

1615 Q Street NW
Washington DC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1894
Floor Count14
Building Uses
 - residential
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - romanesque
Materials
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof164 ft

Description
• Architect: Thomas Franklin Schneider

• Upon its completion in 1894 it was the tallest building in the District of Columbia, and it was the building that had the city enact it's 160' height limit.

• The building was renovated into residential condominiums in 1979.

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