Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Georgetown Heights
Another fine example of Georgetown architecture is found at Dumbarton Oaks, at the corner of 32nd Street. This Federal-style house was built in 1800, and later purchased in 1933 by Ambassador and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, great collectors, and music lovers. Igor Stravinsky composed his Dumbarton Oaks Concerto for their 30th wedding anniversary, In 1944 the music room was the site of the Dumbarton Oaks Conferences, which established the core principles embodied in the charter of the United Nations.
The Blisses, aided by noted landscape gardener Beatrix Ferrand, spent years perfecting the house and its extensive gardens. They gave the property and the world-class collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art, as well as an endowed research library and connection, to Harvard
Location. 38° 54.819′ N, 77° 3.946′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on R Street Northwest when traveling east. Click for map. At the entrance to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3260 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Original Georgetown Reservoir (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (about 600 feet away); Dumbarton Oaks (about 700 feet away); Hilleary's Smiling Corner (about 700 feet away); Garage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watching the Flames (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Lawn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parrott Ropewalk (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music •
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