About the DeSoto

Built in 1904, the DeSoto is co-operative building located in the popular Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Logan Circle. The DeSoto consists of 31 apartments whose owners vote annually to elect a Board of Directors. The DeSoto is pet friendly and conveniently located within blocks of all Metro lines.

The DeSoto is a friendly, community co-operative with 31 apartments, the majority of which are owner-occupied. Residents are diverse and include young professionals and people who have lived in the building for more than 30 years! An owner’s Board Meeting is held every year to vote on the Board of Directors, which oversees the finances and maintenance of the co-op. The building is pet friendly, and includes a communal basement with washing and drying facilities and bike storage.


Located in the bustling Logan Circle area, the DeSoto is a stone’s throw from the P Street corridor of shops and cafes and 14th Street’s ever-transforming array of bars and restaurants. Farragut West/North, McPherson Square, and Convention Center metro stations are all within blocks, giving convenient easy access to all metro lines!


The DeSoto has seen many changes come to the area since it was founded in 1904 with 25 apartments and a dining room. Various owners renovated the building throughout the twentieth century and at one point, commercial businesses occupied the first floor. In 1964 the building was converted to a co-operative apartment building in its current state, with 31 units and a basement apartment.


A Brief Timeline

  • 1903/1904:  Built as “DeSoto”
  • 1904:  Opened October 1 with 25 Apartments, Dining Room, and Elevator
  • 1905:  Phone Directory listed Occupants at that time
  • 1943:  Sold to undisclosed buyer, Building renovated
  • 1963:  Sold to investor group and renovated
  • 1964:  Converted to Cooperative Apartment Building with 31 units with basement apartment