DC Water and Sewer Authority Garage – Washington, DC

Description

In 1938, the Public Works Administration (PWA) allotted $200,000 for the construction of a large garage for the garbage trucks of the District of Columbia’s Refuse Division. The garage was completed in September 1939.  It is a flat-roofed, single-story, brick Moderne building with bas-relief pilasters between the bays and a white fringe around the top.

The DC government described the garage in its fiscal year 1939 report:  “Plans and specifications for this project were prepared by the City Refuse Division under the supervision of the Municipal Architect’s Office. The building will be capable of housing from 80-100 trucks of the division’s fleet of 260 pieces of equipment.”

Today, the PWA-funded garage is used by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Department of Fleet Management.  It is still an impressive site along 1st Street SE.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
200000 200000

Source notes

Sewer Tunnel is Being Blasted Through Rock Under M Street,” Evening Star, July 17, 1939, p. B-1 (accessed February 29, 2020).

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1939, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940, p. 101.

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1940, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941, p. 100.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on March 12, 2020.

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Location Info


125 O Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Coordinates: 38.8733, -77.0054

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