One's civic duty should never be taken lightly, and the residents of Sedgwick Gardens made sure to do their duties during World War II. The Art Deco building was built in the early 1930s, which is the same style and time frame as its more famous rental sister to the south on Connecticut Avenue. During WW2, Sedgwick's west side abutted the Victory Gardens and the basement was converted into an air raid shelter, and Sedgwick residents donated items to make sure the shelter was a bit less shelter-y. Flash forward 70 years or so later and the building still holds true to its design with a porte-cochere dominating the entrance, an octagonal lobby with a fountain in the center, and mahogany doors giving the air an Old World feel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sedgwick Gardens has a few spots on the market looking for a tenant who can appreciate taste and history.
· Sedgwick Gardens [Official Site]
· Sedgwick Gardens [Wikipedia]