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Corner of 3rd and D streets N.E., Washington D.C. in 2008. Former site of Dr. Thomas Taylor's gothic residence. The current building was built circa 1930s as the New Haven Apartments. It now houses offices and street-level retail. Just down the block to the left (behind the tree) are the main offices of the conservative Heritage Foundation.