John J. Young Residence (88)1211 Vermont Avenue, NW
Constructed in the 1860s, demolished
Like Cluss, John J. Young emigrated from Germany and worked briefly at the U.S. Coast Survey. As an engraver and topographer for the War Department, Young produced many images of western exploratory expeditions in the 1850s.
Young built a substantial brick house on Vermont Avenue just north of Thomas Circle, one of the earliest houses in that neighborhood in which many Cluss clients built later. In his will, Young named Cluss as the executor of his estate. Young died in 1879, but, for reasons still unknown, Cluss refused to serve as executor.