The Presidential Cooperative

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The Presidential is a cooperative apartment building located at the southwest corner of 16th and L Streets, N.W., within the Dupont Circle neighborhood of downtown Washington, D.C. The eight-story building was completed in 1923, and was converted to cooperative use in 1959, with 42 residences on floors two through eight, plus commercial units on the first floor. Today, several of the original residences have been combined into larger apartments, and three of the four first floor units are still in commercial use.

Downtown Washington has been experiencing a surge in construction of new luxury apartments and condominiums, but the Presidential is all the more special because it was built during the first wave of apartment construction in the early twentieth century. It was a period of generosity in space, rich attention to architectural detail and excellence in materials.

But old world charm is by no means The Presidential's only asset. Most of its apartments have been lovingly upgraded to meet present-day needs, even as they retain much of their original character. The building is centrally air conditioned. A doorman graciously allows entry and a resident manager keeps the building running smoothly. And just steps away - the Farragut North, Farragut West and McPherson Square Metro stops are all within three blocks - is all the best of Washington: hotels, restaurants, world-class museums, theaters, gyms and shops. One block south is the renowned K-street corridor, with its high-powered law and lobbying firms, and three blocks south are Lafayette Park and the White House.

The Presidential offers gracious, modern living in a cooperatively managed and lovingly updated prewar residence, with all the assets of the nation's capital at your feet.

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The Presidential

Typical Floor Plan

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Click here to read the chapter on The Presidential in James M. Goode's Best Addresses

Edmund J. Flynn Company

Cooperative Home Ownership Brochure, 1959


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