Cady-Lee House

This 22-room Queen Anne-style frame house is one of the largest and most elaborate Victorian houses built in the then-new commuter suburb of Takoma Park.

Built in 1887 by Washington real estate and insurance salesman Henry Cady and his wife, Lucinda, the Cady-Lee House remained in the family until the death of their daughter Mary Cady Lee in 1975. The house was designed by well-known local architect Leon Dessez and was constructed in 1887 in the commuter suburb of Takoma Park. It is an early, excellent, and largely unaltered example of Shingle Style architecture, and it was one of the largest and most imposingly sited structures in Takoma Park which was developed by B.F. Gilbert in the 1880s. Much of the interior of the house is unaltered and in very fine condition.

DC Inventory: June 27, 1974
National Register: May 28, 1975
Within Takoma Park Historic District



7064 Eastern Avenue, NW