Christian Heurich worker houses (50)1925-1931 M Street NW (at 20th Street)
Constructed in 1885, demolished
Christian Heurich emigrated from Germany in 1866 after learning the brewing business as an apprentice. In 1872 he purchased a brewery on 20th Street NW between M and N Streets. He built these houses in 1885 probably for managers and foremen, or for unmarried workmen, a common practice among factory owners in the nineteenth century.
In 1894, Heurich built a new brewery along the Potomac River and a large residence for his family that still stands on New Hampshire Avenue. Neither were designed by Cluss, who gave up his architectural practice in 1889.