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James G. Blaine Mansion

Historic Site, Washington DC

 

— 2000 Massachusetts Avenue NW —

 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 17, 2016
1. James G. Blaine Mansion Marker
Inscription.  
Politician James G. Blaine (1830-1893), the three-time Republican presidential hopeful who represented Maine in the House and the Senate, built this house in 1881-82. Blaine and his family lived here only briefly because the mansion proved too large and expensive to maintain. Blaine leased it to Levi Leiter, a founder of Chicago's Marshall Fields department store, and later sold it to inventor George Westinghouse.

Designed by John Fraser in Queen Anne style, the mansion was converted to apartments in 1921, with one-story commercial spaces added on P Street. In 2009 Van Dusen Architects renovated the building for residential, commercial, and retail use while restoring many architectural features.

Listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, 1964.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
 
Location. 38° 54.604′ N, 77° 2.701′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle in Washington
James G. Blaine Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 17, 2016
2. James G. Blaine Mansion Marker
The marker is at the left in this view, to the right of the stoplight in some bushes.
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, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest and 20th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Massachusetts Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, 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. Development in the neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Hungarian Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dewi Saraswati (within shouting distance of this marker); Excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indonesian Embassy / Walsh-McLean Mansion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
Regarding James G. Blaine Mansion.
Caption:
Presidential candidate James G. Blaine, 1884.
Library of Congress
 
James G. Blaine Residence<br>2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. James G. Blaine Residence
2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Photo taken between 1918 and 1920.
James G. Blaine image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. James G. Blaine
From Early Life and Public Career of Hon. James G. Blaine by Walter R. Houghton, 1884.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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