Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"Surratt Boarding House"
“Surratt Boarding House”
604 H Street N.W. (then 541)
is said to have been where
the conspirators plotted
the abduction of
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
Erected by Chi-Am Lions Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Events • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 38° 53.981′ N, 77° 1.223′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on H Street Northewest west of 6th Street Northwest (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located on the building facade, adjacent to the entrance of the restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 H Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Surratt's Boarding House (here, next to this marker); Lin Han, noodle master (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover DC / Gallery Place - Chinatown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendship Archway (about 400 feet away); Chinatown (about 500 feet away); The Northern Baptist Convention (about 700 feet away); Man with Briefcase (about 700 feet away); Vaquero (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The site is currently occupied by the Wok N Roll Restaurant, which offers a mix of Chinese and Japanese cuisines.
The Wok N Roll restaurant is located in the Chinatown area of Washington, DC. It is about one block west of the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Station.
Regarding "Surratt Boarding House". Mary Surratt was tried and executed by the U.S. government for her part in the Lincoln assassination. During the assassination, Mrs. Surratt and her daughter lived at the H. Street home, rather than her home in Surrattsville (currently Clinton), Maryland.
The appearance of the boarding house today is markedly different than how it appeared during Mrs. Surratt's residence there. The entrance was originally at the second story.
Also see . . . Surratt, Mary E. Boarding House. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, David Maloney 2009. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 11,432 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. 3. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.