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James G. Blaine Mansion
Historic Site, Washington DC
2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Politician James G. Blaine (1830-1893), the three-time Republican presidential hopeful who represented Maine in the House and the Senate, built this house in 1881-82. Blaine and his family lived here only briefly because the mansion proved too large and expensive to maintain. Blaine leased it to Levi Leiter, a founder of Chicago's Marshall Fields department store, and later sold it to inventor George Westinghouse.
Designed by John Fraser in Queen Anne style, the mansion was converted to apartments in 1921, with one-story commercial spaces added on P Street. In 2009 Van Dusen Architects renovated the building for residential, commercial, and retail use while restoring many architectural features.
Listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, 1964.
Presidential candidate James G. Blaine, 1884.
Library of Congress
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. 38° 54.604′ N, 77° 2.701′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, NW and 20th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Click for map. Marker is at or near
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dewi Saraswati (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Francis Du Pont (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Before the city built a bridge (about 500 feet away); You are standing at the heart (about 600 feet away); Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Brewmaster's Castle (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); The first houses south and west of Dupont Circle (about 700 feet away); The Society of the Cincinnati (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
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