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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ashburton House

 
 
Ashburton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. Ashburton House Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a

National
Historic Landmark


This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1974
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1974 by National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.022′ N, 77° 2.145′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street NW. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 H Street, NW., Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleeing the Executive Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dolly Madison House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cosmos Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration
Ashburton House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
2. Ashburton House
(about 400 feet away); The Tayloe House (about 400 feet away); United Mine Workers of America Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding Ashburton House. Alexander Baring, Lord Berry Ashburton, minister from England, occupied the house starting in 1842. During his posting, Lord Ashburton negociated several treaties and agreements with the United States starting with the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which fixed the U.S.-Canadian border.
 
Also see . . .
1. Webster-Ashburton Treaty. The treaty finally settled long standing issues left over from the U.S. Revolution, and ultimately paved the way for the long standing U.S.-U.K. alliance. (Submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton. (Submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,520 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016.
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