NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Adams Morgan , Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant, Architecturally Significant, Federal Government Employees, Lawyers, Also of Interest

Wendell Phillips Stafford
(May 1, 1861 - April 21, 1953)

1725 Lamont St. NW, Mount Pleasant neighborhood, DC

Stafford was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He received a recess appointment from President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.
He became a Professor at George Washington University in 1908. Stafford served on the bench until retiring on May 4, 1931.

Stafford was also a poet, and his published works include: North Flowers (1902); Dorian Days (1909); and The Land We Love (1916).


Crescent Place, 1661 Crescent Pl. NW, Adams Morgan neighborhood, DC.

Architect: Joseph Younger. Year: 1925.
An E-shaped apartment building in a restrained Neo-Renaissance style, 1661 was designed with 50 spacious apartments.

Author photo courtesy of Library of Congress.