John Walker House (Isaac Owens House; Gannt-Williams House)

From 1926 to 1928 the house was owned by Washington newspaper columnist Drew Pearson but he only lived there in 1927. Since 1940 it has been the home of John Walker, director of the National Gallery of Art from 1956 to 1969.

The John Walker House contributes significantly to the cultural heritage and visual beauty of the District of Columbia. The house has long been known as the Gannt-Williams House and its date of construction thought to be circa 1805, but research in the Georgetown deed and assessment records shows that the house was not built until 1816-1817 when it was the property of Isaac Owens. The house represents a typical Federal style townhouse found in Georgetown in the early nineteenth century. It retains the scale, proportion and simplicity of its nineteenth century facade as do other houses on this 2800 block of N Street. In the twentieth century, the talker house has been the home of Washington newspaper columnist Drew Pearson and John Walker, former director of the National Gallery of Art.

Built 1817
DC Inventory: November 8, 1964
National Register: June 19, 1973
HABS DC-62

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2806 N Street, NW