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…

The Walsh-McLean House is an eclectic mansion with Renaissance, Baroque, Louis XVI and Art Nouveau elements and designed by Danish-born and New York architect Henry Anderson in 1903. The house is one of many magnificent mansions constructed in the…

Wadsworth House is a Grand Adamesque mansion, one of only two remaining on Dupont Circle. Built in 1900-1901, the house was the winter residence of millionaire gentleman farmer Herbert Wadsworth (1851-1927) from western New York, and his accomplished…

The Washington Club (Patterson House) at 15 Dupont Circle is located on the northeastern sector of Dupont Circle at the intersection of Dupont Circle and P Street NW. The design relates well to the site by embracing the circle with its two projecting…

French Baroque mansion, among the largest and finest on Massachusetts Avenue, built for Clarence Moore (investor and broker with W.B. Hibbs & Co.) and his second wife Mabelle Swift (heiress to Swift meat packing fortune); notable work of architects…

The top-floor apartment of the National Trust owned McCormick Apartments commemorates Andrew Mellon's national significance. He lived here from 1922 to 1932 while serving as the Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and…

Massachusetts Avenue is a boulevard of grand mansions, row houses, and embassies, affectionately known as "Embassy Row." It is among the finest realizations of L'Enfant's Baroque vision of grand vistas and diagonal avenues. This historic district…

The Commission of Fine Arts had considered bridge designs for this site for years. Initially, designs were put forth by George Oakley Totten, Jr. and later by Paul Cret. The Commission finally settled on Cret's concrete bridge with dressed limestone…