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Lewis House

 
 
Lewis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2016
1. Lewis House Marker
Inscription.
This structure has been
Recorded by the
Historic American
Building Survey
of the United States Department of Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress
 
Location. 38° 52.471′ N, 77° 1.082′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from N Street Southwest. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 456 N Street Southwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blending Old and New (within shouting distance of this marker); Harbour Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Linking the "Island" to the City (about 600 feet away); Thomas Law (about 700 feet away); The Law House In Peace and War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military Education at Fort McNair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Titanic Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Regarding Lewis House. Edward Simon Lewis House was probably built in 1817. It is erroneously believed to have been built by George Washington's nephew Washington Lewis. The social service organization “Neighborhood House” began here in 1901
Lewis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2016
2. Lewis House Marker
before moving to Barney House nearby in 1910. The first organized playground in DC was in the back yard. Journalists Ernie Pyle and Lewis J. Heath resided here in 1930. Thanks to the efforts of the last tenant of this house Captain Lewis C. O'Rourke it was saved from urban renewal in 1960 and it is now part of Harbour Square Co-Operative Apartments.
 
Also see . . .  Edward Simon Lewis House. (PDF) National Register Form. (Submitted on January 8, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Lewis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2016
3. Lewis House Marker
Edward Simon Lewis House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2016
4. Edward Simon Lewis House
456 N Street Southwest
Edward Simon Lewis House image. Click for full size.
By John O. Brostrup, 1936
5. Edward Simon Lewis House
HABS Library of Congress
Round Dormer image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2016
6. Round Dormer
Rebuilt 1964-66
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 443 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 10, 2017.
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