DC Historic Sites

A project by DC Preservation League

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.

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Georgetown University's Greek revival astronomical observatory is located on a knoll in the southwest corner of the campus, south of Kehoe Field and north of McDonough Memorial Gym. The observatory is…

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…

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…

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…