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

The Lee House

 
 
The Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. The Lee House Marker
Inscription. Erected 1858

Home of Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee, U.S. Navy and Elizabeth Blair Lee, to whom it was given by her father, Francis Preston Blair. Admiral Lee commanded the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. Home also of their son Blair Lee and Anne Clymer Brooke Lee. He served as United States Senator from Maryland and was the first senator to be elected by direct vote of the people. The Blair and Lee Houses were combined in 1943 to become the president's guest house.

Erected by the Society of the Lees of Virginia 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Society of the Lees of Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 53.933′ N, 77° 2.322′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Jackson Place, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. In front of the Blair-Lee House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (here, next to this marker); Francis Preston Blair (a few steps from this marker); The Blair House
Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House
(a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Blair House (a few steps from this marker); The Entrance Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Renwick Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Blair House. A history of the Blair House. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee. By birth and marriage, Admiral Lee was well connected. His relations include the Postmaster General Montgomery Blair and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Admiral Lee was born in nearby Sully Plantation, in Fairfax County. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee. Arlington National Cemetery entry. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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The Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. The Blair-Lee House
The Grave of R. Adm. Samuel Phillips Lee and Elizabeth Blair Lee in Arlington National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 11, 2017
4. The Grave of R. Adm. Samuel Phillips Lee and Elizabeth Blair Lee in Arlington National Cemetery
Rear Admiral
Samuel Phillips Lee
United States Navy
February 13, 1812 - June 5, 1897
“Devoted to Duty and Just in Command.”
Midshipman 1825. Mexican War 1846. Captain 1862 Commanding Sloop-of-War USS Vandalia off Charleston and Steam Sloop-of-War USS Oneida at New Orleans and Vicksburg. Acting Rear Admiral Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron 1862-64 and Mississippi Squadron 1864 on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers.
His Beloved Wife
Elizabeth Blair Lee
June 20, 1818 – September 13, 1906
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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