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Built in 1810, this rectory was constructed for use by the second Protestant Episcopal congregation of Georgetown. Founded in 1817, Christ Church was started by a group of prominent Georgetown citizens that met to organize a new congregation, due to…

Built in 1921, the University Club of Washington, DC, is a still-standing testament to the ever-evolving social scene of Washington. Originally constructed for the Racquet Club (organized in 1919), and a prime example of the Classical Revival style,…

Built in the 1820s, this large Federal style complex would become Lydia English’s Female Seminary, a school for “fashionable” women. In 1861, during the Civil War, it would be commandeered and converted into a hospital, and shortly thereafter, in…

Dr. Iona Rollin Whipper (1872-1953), graduate of M Street High School, was a skilled physician specializing in obstetrics. One of the only African American female physicians of her time, Dr. Whipper not only practiced medicine, but was a passionate…

Built in 1817, the William Wilson Corcoran Store is associated with one of DC’s famous financial leaders. Other historic sites also bear his name, such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, with which Corcoran was a major patron of the fine arts, and…

DC Historic Sites

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's only citywide nonprofit advocate dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

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