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5 Congress at Oak Alley

Old Georgetown

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. 5 Congress at Oak Alley Marker
Inscription.  This building dates to the late 1700's and reputedly was constructed from brick which had been used as ballast in a ship from England. Originally the first apothecary store in Washington, it became a sign shop around 1860. In the 1890's, it was purchased for an office by L.P. Seibold, who had been appointed Director of Customs by President Harrison. It remained in his family's ownership until the mid-1900's.

Source: Jackson, The Chronicles of Georgetown, D.C. from 1751 to 1878.
 
Location. 38° 54.331′ N, 77° 3.678′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 31st Street Northwest north of M Street Northwest, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1218 31st Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Stone House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathan Loughborough's Houses (about 300 feet away); The History of Canal Square (about 400 feet away); Herman Hollerith (about 400 feet away); Historic Preservation in Georgetown
5 Congress at Oak Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. 5 Congress at Oak Alley Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Georgetown House (about 400 feet away); Potomac No. 5 (about 500 feet away); Crossroads of Georgetown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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