Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Alva Belmont House
The oldest part is one of the earliest buildings in this region.
Robert Sewall bought the property and enlarged the house in 1799, and rebuilt and greatly altered it after war damage in 1814.
Residence and office of Albert Gallatin secretary of the treasury, 1801 - 1813. Here he directed the financing of the Louisiana Purchase from France (1803), which nearly doubled the then area of the United States. Described in the United States Senate as one of the most historic buildings in Washington in discussion of the bill which preserved it, signed by President Eisenhower, May 29, 1958.
Capitol Hill Restoration Society
Erected 1959 by The Capitol Hill Restoration Society.
Location. 38° 53.527′ N, 77° 0.221′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Constitution Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is to the on the south east corner of the Sewall-Belmont house at 144 Constitution Avenue. This section of Constitution Avenue is currently closed to automobile traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Residence of Albert Gallatin (here, next to this marker); Fiery Destruction (a few steps from this marker); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (a few steps from this marker); From June to December, 1917 (a few steps from this marker); Cortelyou House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Brick Capitol (about 700 feet away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Politics •
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