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Channel Square is also one of the very few apartment buildings in DC by noted architect, Harry Weese. Though he was trained under and appreciated the Modernist approach, Weese is often considered one of the first postmodern architects, which can be…

River Park was designed by Charles Goodman and constructed in 1962. The gated community includes nine-story apartment buildings and unusual barrel-roofed apartments. The distinctive use of aluminum for ornament and the townhouses' roofs was the…

Located on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, Healy Hall is the main symbol of Georgetown University. Construction began in November 1877 and was largely finished by 1879. The building was named after Reverend Patrick Healy (1783-1882), the first…

Hilleary Burrows House is a 2-1/2 story Queen Anne style dwelling situated on a trapezoidal quarter-acre lot at the intersection of 46th Street and River Road. The building occupies a prominent location next to Fort Bayard Park and is one of the most…

The Samuel Bryan House was built in 1885 and designed by architect, W. Bruce Gray. Samuel Bryan worked in various capacities, starting at age 15 when he served as a drummer boy in the Union Army during the Civil War. From there, he went on to work at…

Built in 1881-1882 and designed by architect John Fraser, this house was the residence of James G. Blaine until 1883. Blaine served as Secretary of State under Presidents Garfield and Harrison and later became the first President of the Pan-American…

DC Historic Sites

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's only citywide nonprofit advocate dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital. Read more About Us