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DC’s Hidden Places: Riggs Street

by Tianna Mañón

In Hidden Places, UrbanTurf takes a look at some of the charming but lesser-known one- and two-block streets in the District. This week, we head over to Riggs Street NW, a quiet block in Logan Circle.


DC's Hidden Places: Riggs Street: Figure 1
Riggs Street is located between 13th and 14th Streets NW

Between the busy avenues of 13th and 14th Street sits Riggs Street NW (map) – a quiet one-block stretch so unassuming that there’s no stoplight or traffic signal to turn onto it from either of the major streets to the east and west.

DC's Hidden Places: Riggs Street: Figure 2
The rowhouses of Riggs Street.

The block is lined with three-story rowhouses and tall gingko trees. On the western side of the block sit the Frontier Condominiums, a series of plain, brick rowhomes that were sold for about $150,000 apiece back in the late 1990s and made headlines a few years ago when developers offered the owners about sevenfold what they paid to sell.

More photos below.

DC's Hidden Places: Riggs Street: Figure 3
One of the block’s Gingko trees.

DC's Hidden Places: Riggs Street: Figure 4
A purple-painted home with a beautiful garden on Riggs.

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