Erected in 1900 as a memorial to the famous orator and statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852), this standing bronze statue is raised on a tall granite pedestal with bronze relief panels depicting two of Webster’s most famous speeches. The memorial was…

The Sixteenth Street Historic District is characterized by the linear experience of the street itself, one of the most important numbered streets in the Federal City, and a major element of the L'Enfant Plan. The physical aspect of Sixteenth Street,…

Built in the 1910s, the Temple headquartered the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Thirty-Third Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry in DC. One of the most unusual buildings in the eclectic Sixteenth Street…

Erected in 1874, this equestrian statue of Brevet Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott was the first memorial honoring a Civil War general to be installed in one of DC’s public traffic circles or squares. Throughout his decorated career in the US Army,…

Due to its close proximity to the White House, Saint John’s Church is known as the “Church of the Presidents”; accordingly, every President since James Madison has attended at least one service there. A prayer book in one of the pews contains 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…

One of the city's finest apartment hotels when opened, Meridian Mansions was built between 1916 and 1918, following the designs of A.H. Sonnemann. This prestigious address has served as home to numerous senators, congressmen, and diplomats. Notably,…

Erected between 1817 and 1827 by the first United States Register of the Treasury, Joseph Nourse (1754-1841), The Highlands is a late-Georgian styled home. The Nourse family, who owned and lived in the house for a century, were prominent…

The Samuel Hahnemann Memorial is a bronze and granite monument in the form of an elliptical exedra, featuring a portrait statue of Hahnemann at the center of the niche. Christian Friederich Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German-born physician who…