Sometimes, no matter the amount of digging, I just can’t discover much about a building. The Embassy of Costa Rica is located on the corner of S and Phelps Place, in the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District. The introduction of embassies into the district dates from the 1920s (Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District Brochure). Just barely visible to the left in the photograph is the edge of the Friend’s Meeting House.
The Friend’s Meeting House was designed in the Colonial Revival Style (National Register of Historic Places), using fieldstone, in a design similar to many of the meeting houses in Pennsylvania. The front is faced with stone from a Pennsylvania quarry, and was designed by Walter Price in 1930 (G. Martin Moeller, Jr. Y Mary Fitch, 2012, AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC).