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

South Lawn

Tudor Place

 
 
South Lawn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
1. South Lawn Marker
Inscription.  In 1816, your view from this sweeping lawn included the bustling tobacco port of Georgetown, the Potomac River, and, to the east, the growing city of Washington DC. Then a hay field, sheep and cows grazed on the law. By the beginning of the 1900s the view was starkly different with a series of row houses built along the surrounding streets. For 200 years the sloping lawn has maintained its pastoral, naturalistic elements in harmony with the architecture of the house.

(Inscription under the image on the bottom left)
The Georgetown waterfront, early 1790s, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

(Inscription under the image in the upper right)
John Lackett was hired in 1862 during the Civil War and remained as the gardener for 44 years. This photograph was taken in 1899.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
South façade and lawn with haystack, 1900. Hay grown on the South Lawn was harvested and sold by the Peter family.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it

South Lawn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
2. South Lawn Marker
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is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 54.68′ N, 77° 3.77′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 31st Street Northwest south of Avon Lane Northwest, on the right when traveling south. This marker is to the left side of the south lawn and faces the South façade of the Tudor Place Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1644 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. Watching the Flames (within shouting distance of this marker); Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presbyterian Congregation in George Town (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dumbarton Oaks (about 800 feet away); Volta Place: A Place in History (about 800 feet away); Parrott Ropewalk (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma V. Brown Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
South Facade of the Tudor Place Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
3. South Facade of the Tudor Place Mansion
Tudor Place image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
4. Tudor Place
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This property possesses National Significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1960 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior--This plaque is mounted on the right column at the entrance gate.
Tudor Place image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
5. Tudor Place
Entrance gate to the property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022