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…

Italian neoclassical mansion built for Robert Wilson Patterson, editor of the Chicago Tribune, and Elizabeth Medill Patterson; long-time home of their daughter Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson, writer, social figure, and publisher of Washington…

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 Willkins House is in the Italian Renaissance Revival style and was built for Emily J. Wilkins, widow of Beriah Wilkins, a U.S. Congressman from Ohio and publisher of the Washington Post. It was designed by Jules Henri de Sibour, the city's most…