During the early 20th century, the British government procured a large tract of land off of Massachusetts Avenue in order to establish their new embassy. At the time, the area was underdeveloped in comparison with other DC neighborhoods; the British…

This house, which was designed in the 18th century Roman Revival manner by Washington architect Glenn Brown, was begun in April of 1907 and completed in the early part of 1909. One of several Massachusetts Avenue residences designed by Brown, the…

The Samuel M. Bryan House was built in 1885 and designed by architect W. Bruce Gray. Samuel M. Bryan worked in various capacities, starting at age 15 when he served as a drummer boy in the Union Army during the Civil War. From there, he went on to…

Built from 1881 to 1882 and designed by architect John Fraser, this house was the residence of James G. Blaine until 1883. Blaine served as Secretary of State under Presidents Garfield and Harrison and later became the first President of the…

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…

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…

Wadsworth House is a Grand Adamesque mansion, one of only two remaining on Dupont Circle. Built between 1900 and 1901, the house was the winter residence of millionaire gentleman farmer Herbert Wadsworth (1851-1927) from western New York, and his…

The Townsend House is one of the many elegant and often ostentatious mansions built along Massachusetts Avenue in the early decades of the 20th century. Completed in 1900 for Richard H. Townsend, a railway magnate, the mansion was designed by the…

This equestrian statue honors General Philip H. Sheridan, a U.S. Army officer who played an important role in securing Union victories against the Confederacy during the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864. On March 2, 1889, Congress authorized a…