The memorial erected in 1900 to the famous orator and statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852) is located on the west side of Scott Circle at Bataan Street. The standing bronze statue is raised on a tall granite pedestal with bronze relief panels…

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,…

Congress appropriated $35,000 for the statue the year after Scott’s death in 1866, and it was cast from bronze cannon captured in Mexico. Erected in 1874, the statue by New York sculptor Henry Kirke Brown depicts the elderly general on his…

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…

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…

This neighborhood church was built in 1896 for the city’s first African-American congregation of the Swedenborgian, or New Church. A Swedenborgian congregation was fully established in Washington by 1846, and in 1858 had built a church just north…

The Washington home from 1904 until about 1924 of a leading late-19th century geologist and mathematician, Robert Woodward. Woodward was well-respected in the science community and served as the first president of the Carnegie Institution while he…