Van View

The stately Second Empire-style country house constructed 1868-1871 and known as Van View is located at 7714 13th Street in the Shepherd Park neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. The house occupies an almost half-acre corner lot at 13th and Jonquil Streets, faces 13th Street, and is generally surrounding by smaller, mid-20th-century Colonial and Tudor Revival-style detached dwellings that define the neighborhood today. Van View's date of construction, its position (slightly askew to 13th Street) on the landscape, and its architecture clearly identify it as a country house that pre-dates the mid-20th century suburbanization of the Shepherd Park neighborhood. Though still gracious, the .43-acre lot is a fraction of its historic 18 ¼-acre tract of land, which was itself part of a larger farm owned by John and Mary Van Riswick during the last quarter of the 19th century.

Van View, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 7714 13th Street NW, Summary Paragraph.