The Embassy of Iraq's consular office, also known as the Boardman House, was built in 1893 following designs by Hornblower & Marshall and is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. William J. Boardman and his family were the first…

Emily MacVeagh purchased land from developer Mary Foote Henderson (1841-1931), who actively engaged in transforming Meridian Hill into an elite residential and diplomatic community. The MacVeagh House, built in 1911 by architect Nathan C. Wyeth…

The Walsh-McLean House is an eclectic mansion with Renaissance, Baroque, Louis XVI and Art Nouveau elements and designed by Danish-born and New York architect Henry Anderson in 1903. The house is one of many magnificent mansions constructed in the…

Built in 1910 from designs by architects Nathan C. Wyeth (1870-1963) and Francis P. Sullivan (1882-1929), the Pullman House was the property of Hattie Sanger, the widow of the sleeping car magnate; however, it is said she never occupied the French…

This former embassy is among the finest of nearly a dozen Meridian Hill mansions built by Mary Foote Henderson (1841-1931), in collaboration with her favorite architect, George Oakley Totten Jr. (1866-1939). Built in 1907, the project was her first…

The Clarence Moore House exemplifies the Beaux Arts style of architecture popular at the turn of the century in the houses built on Massachusetts Avenue. The house was built in 1906 for Clarence and Mabel Swift Moore and remained in the possession…

The residence of the Japanese Ambassador was designed in 1931 in the neo-Georgian style, which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Designed by the prominent firm of Delano and Aldrich, the residence, with its teahouse and subsidiary buildings, sits…

Built in 1907 for A. Clifford and Alice Pike Barney by George Oakley Totten, this house is most notable as the home of Charles Evans Hughes—a statesman and juror of the highest order, a leader in the Progressive movement, and the holder of a…

Built in 1925 on land purchased by the Italian government from Mary Foote Henderson (1841-1931), the Old Italian Embassy is among the most notable mansions Henderson commissioned for Sixteenth Street.  The embassy is a distinguished example of Beaux…

Built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style for Emily J. Wilkins (widow of Beriah Wilkins, U.S. Congressman and Washington Post publisher), this lavish Beaux Arts mansion served as a family home and elegant space for high-society parties and…