A Rich History Meets Modern Design

In the Heart of the "New U"

The M.A. Winter Office Building

The M.A. Winter Building, located in Washington DC at 1436 U Street, NW, is a four storied, freestanding former warehouse building built in 1908. The current owners purchased the property as a vacant “shell” in 1985 and after an 18 month renovation offered it for lease as professional office space.

A Rich History

The M.A. Winter Building was constructed in 1908/09 at an estimated cost of $50,000 by “Colonel” Mahlon Adolphus Winter and George W. Faris to house Colonel Winter’s patent medicine business, which he called “proprietary medicines.”  Today, we might call him a “Snake Oil Salesman” and consider his remedies of questionable medical value.  In 1906 a British medical journal “The Lancet” listed his medicines under the title of “Quack Advertising”

The Neighborhood

The 14th & U Street Corridor has experienced a renaissance with a wide variety of retail and restaurant choices available. The M.A. Winter Building is located in the heart of this booming NEW-U. It is situated one and one half blocks from the U Street/Cardozo/African American Civil War Memorial metro station.