"Matthew Ruppert emigrated from Herbstein, in the hills of the Vogelsbergkreis in today's Bundesland of Hesse as a child and joined the American military at age twenty-one, just one year before John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, where he was wounded in the attack. 1904, he commissioned architect Julius Wenig to design this house at 611 K Street NW. Ruppert died May 3, 1919, aged 83. The house at 611 K Street NW has been a commercial building for many years and currently houses a hair salon (2010). The Ruppert family continues to be active in Washington life. Julius Wenig was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1872. He came to the United States when he was 17 years old. After a brief time in Chicago, he came to Washington, where he had a successful career as an architect, designing, building, or remodeling many buildings."
611 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
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