The Petersen house, directly across the street from Ford's Theater, was built in 1849. The house is a three story, flat-roofed, brick row house built over a raised basement. Petersen died in 1871, and in 1893 the house was occupied by the District of…

Ford's Theatre is the site of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by Confederate sympathizer and actor, John Wilkes Booth. Originally named, Ford's New Theatre, Ford's was built by Baltimore theater entrepreneur John T. Ford on the…