The building was originally constructed in 1930 by the Stone Straw Company, one of the earliest manufacturers of wound paper products, including the paper straw developed by Marvin C. Stone (1888). Numerous manufacturing techniques necessary to manufacture all types of wound paper products were developed by the Stone Paper Tube Company within the facility.
The property is composed of two adjoining buildings, a five-story building and a two-story annex building totaling 68,700 square feet, situated on 28,000 square feet of land.
The Stone Straw Building is located in Washington, DC’s Brookland neighborhood, a cultural center for artists, students and young professionals. Also, home to “Little Rome” a micro-market named for its concentration of Catholic institutions, including Catholic University and sixty others.
The property is in close proximity to the Rhode Island Metro Station and a block West of 12th Street, Brookland’s central business district. The Property is a five minute walk North of Brookland Press, 805-806 Channing Place NE, a luxury loft-style residential apartment community.
Conveniently located North of Rhode Island Avenue NE, Route 1 (connecting Northwest and Northeast quadrants of DC to Prince George’s County, MD), a five minute drive East of North Capitol Street NW (connecting the U.S. Capitol to MD at Eastern Avenue) and directly on Franklin Street NE a main thoroughfare connecting Rhode Island Avenue and North Capitol Streets.