Cloverdale
(Peirce Shoemaker House)

Cloverdale, also known as the Peirce Shoemaker House, was built c. 1810 in a prestigious residential area of the city, bordering the west side of Rock Creek Park.

The present house and its outbuildings are locally significant as a representative example of a large, pre-World War I, suburban residential complex in the District of Columbia which retains a very high degree of site and architectural integrity. Based on current known information, the current standing property has no known historical associations with significant individuals or events. The current house has served as a private domestic dwelling since its construction by Mr. E. S. Neuman in 1910.

The site has historical associations with Isaac Pierce, an early 19th century settler and major property owner who developed and owned the surviving nearby Pierce Mill, a National Park Service property entered in the National Register, on Rock Creek. His original house, built around 1800, was reportedly located on this nominated property. Isaac Pierce died in 184.1, leaving the bulk of his estate to his son Abner Pierce. Upon Abner's death in 1851, the property passed on to Pierce's nephew, Pierce Shoemaker, who built the 1876 house to replace the Isaac Pierce house.

The main house and six outbuildings remain in excellent condition. The house was remodeled 1876, and again in 1910.

National Register: August 9, 1990
DC Inventory: November 8, 1964

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2600 Tilden Street, NW