To kick off a week of apartment history lessons, there's no better building to start at than one of the premier buildings in the city, the Kennedy-Warren Apartments. It's roster of former tenants reads like a "Who's Who" of DC power brokers and news makers. The epitome of Art Deco architecture in the DMV was built in the early 1930s and has been an "Old Lady" in the city's rental scene. Included in the list of famous (or semi-famous tenants) are LBJ and Lady Bird when he was just a Texas Congressman, Admiral Ingersoll who commanded the Atlantic Fleet during WWII, Hillary Clinton, baseball player Frank Robinson, writer PJ O'Rourke, and many other politicians and diplomats. Even the design of the building was innovative since it was the first in DC to have private elevators and the first to use cooled air from Rock Creek Park to naturally lower the temperature inside the apartment building. And if renters are looking to check out some digs here, studios are available starting at around $1,900 but go up to almost $8,000 for a 2-3 bedroom. The floorplans in the gallery above have the prices for that unit printed in each image.
· Kennedy-Warren Apartments [Official Site]
· Kennedy-Warren Apartments [Wikipedia]