Victor Justice Evans (1865-1931) was one of those wonderful self-made men of the last century who put his nose to the grindstone as a young man, made tons of money, and then fulfilled the American dream by happily indulging his many and diverse eccentricities. While largely forgotten now, Evans left one enduring landmark in downtown Washington: the Victor Building at 9th Street and G Place, NW, as much an icon of turn-of-the-century Washington as Evans himself was.
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