“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Sulgrave Club / Wadsworth House

Historic Site, Washington, DC


— 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW —

Sulgrave Club / Wadsworth House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray Gurganus, August 11, 2021
1. Sulgrave Club / Wadsworth House Marker
Inscription.  The Sulgrave Club has occupied this Beaux-Arts mansion since 1932. Herbert and Martha Wadsworth of western New York State built the house in 1902 as their Washington social season home. Architect George Cary's design included a two-story ballroom, a drive-through entrance for carriages and automobiles, and an internal garage with turntable. During World War I, the Wadsworths lent the house to the American Red Cross. After her husband's death in 1927, Mrs. Wadsworth sold the home to a group of socially prominent women led by Mabel Boardman, a neighbor and national secretary of the Red Cross. They founded the Sulgrave Club for literary, musical, artistic, philanthropic, and social purposes and named it for George Washington's ancestral home in England, commemorating the bicentennial of his 1732 birth.
Erected 2017 by Cosmos Club Historic Presentation Foundation and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
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38° 54.554′ N, 77° 2.513′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue Northwest just west of 18th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Mellon Building (a few steps from this marker); The mansion at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Thomas' Parish Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Francis Du Pont (about 500 feet away); You are standing at the heart (about 500 feet away); Hélène De Beir (about 500 feet away); Segment of the Berlin Wall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2021, by Ray Gurganus of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 57 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 11, 2021, by Ray Gurganus of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2022