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…

Just west of 16th Street, North Portal Estates is located at the far northern apex of the diamond-shaped District of Columbia. Although a section of the neighborhood along the north side of North Portal Drive was historically part of the residential…

The Old Swedish Ambassador’s Residence, completed in 1924, was the home of 12 Swedish ambassadors between 1950 and 2019. The mansion was originally constructed for David Lawrence, owner and founder of U.S. News and World Report, and recipient of the…

Constructed in approximately 1810, the John Davidson House was built by a partner of early Washington’s commercial mogul Francis Dodge. Davidson would also own the Dodge Warehouse, as written in a fire insurance policy from 1837. The Davidson House…

The Henry Foxall House, built in 1820, is a long-standing example of the Federal homes found in Georgetown. Owned as an investment by Henry Foxall, a foundry owner and mayor of Georgetown (when it was an independent city), 2908 N Street NW is a…