The district includes, at its center, the grand neo-Classical Meridian Hill Park with an important array of grand Beaux Arts-style mansions, foreign legations, and large apartment buildings framing either side of it and extending further north. A…

The house was commissioned by Emily Eames MacVeagh as a gift to her husband, Franklin MacVeagh, a Chicago businessman who was then Secretary of the Treasury under President Taft. Emily MacVeagh purchased the land from visionary developer Mary Foote…

The massing, the fenestration, and the use of arches are characteristic of Richardsonian Romanesque. The house was razed in 1923 and the materials bought by Major George Oakley Totten, Jr., a prominent Washington architect. In 1925, Totten…

Architect Horace W. Peaslee designed much of Meridian Hill Park based off of the earlier designs of his mentor, George Burnap. The Italianate vision for the park underwent multiple changes due to budget constraints yet was ultimately completed upon…

Park Tower serves as a superb example of 1920s design aesthetic, exhibiting an integral approach to Art Deco form and detail while reflecting important changes in aesthetic philosophies as one of first major buildings to break away from the city's…

She commissioned renowned architect George Oakley Totten, Jr. to design this building which was constructed in 1927. Intended as an embassy, Mrs. Henderson struggled to find an occupant for the property. Her long-time steward lived there for a year…

Although the congregation was organized in 1906, the church grew to have a national aspect when the Northern and Southern Baptist groups decided to unite in the building of a national memorial to religious liberty to be occupied by this congregation.…

Meridian House is located at 1630 Crescent Place, west of 16th Street off Meridian Hill Park. It is located to the east of the White-Meyer House and faces north on Crescent Place; the property extends west to 17th Street and south to Belmont Place.…

Mrs. Henderson was the guiding force behind the development of Sixteenth Street and the Meridian Hill area as an enclave of embassies and mansions. She advocated for the area to feature statues of Presidents and even offered some of her property to…