The standing bronze statue is raised on a tall granite pedestal with bronze relief panels depicting two of Webster’s most famous speeches. The memorial was commissioned by Washington Post publisher Stilson Hutchins, an admirer of Webster, and a…

The Sixteenth Street Historic District is characterized by the linear experience of the street itself, one of the most important numbered streets in the Federal City, and a major element of the L'Enfant Plan. The physical aspect of Sixteenth Street,…

One of the most unusual buildings in the eclectic Sixteenth Street Historic District is the Temple of the Scottish Rite at 1733 16th Street. The building, designed by John Russell Pope who also designed the National Archives and the Jefferson…

This bronze equestrian statue on a red granite base in in honor of this Civil War general who successfully repelled the Confederate attack in the Battle of Gettysburg. The figure of Hancock is nine feet high and is dressed in the uniform of an army…

Saint John's Church is known as the "Church of the Presidents" due to its close proximity to the White House and its tradition of every President since James Madison attending at least one service there. There is also a pew prayer book that has been…

Built in 1910 from designs by architects Wyeth and Sullivan, the Pullman House was property of Mrs. George M. Pullman, widow of the sleeping-car magnate. She never occupied the building but the Russian Czarist Government did for several years before…

One of the city's finest apartment hotels when opened, Meridian Mansions was built in 1916-1918 following the designs of A.H. Sonnemann. This prestigious address served as home to numerous senators, congressmen, and diplomats--the founding of…

Erected between 1817 and 1827 by Joseph Nourse, the first Register of the Treasury, the Highlands one of the late Georgian country homes. The Nourse family who owned and lived in the house for a century were prominent Washingtonians whose friends…

The Samuel Hahnemann Monument on the east side of Scott Circle at the intersection of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Avenues, NW, is a bronze and granite monument in the form of an elliptical exedra with a portrait statue of…