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Cortelyou House

1891

 

—Residence of George B. Cortelyou —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2013
1. Cortelyou House Marker
Inscription. This residence was designed by architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. and built in 1891 for Daniel Birtwell. In 1900, George Bruce Cortelyou occupied the house when he became secretary to President McKinley. Cortelyou continued to serve in public office as secretary to president Teddy Roosevelt, the first Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Chairman of the Republican Party, Postmaster General, and Secretary of the Treasury.

In 1909, after his public service in Washington, Cortelyou became the president of a local gas company in Manhattan, New York and for 26 years led its growth to the second largest utility company in America, Consolidated Edison.

This Plaque was placed by the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Mattaush, on the centennial anniversary of construction.
 
Erected 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Mattaush.
 
Location. 38° 53.562′ N, 77° 0.134′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Maryland Avenue (U.S. 1A) and 3rd Street Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Maryland Avenue, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fiery Destruction (about 400 feet away, measured
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By Allen C. Browne, October 12, 2013
2. Cortelyou House Marker
in a direct line); Alva Belmont House (about 500 feet away); Residence of Albert Gallatin (about 500 feet away); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (about 500 feet away); From June to December, 1917 (about 500 feet away); Frederick Douglass (about 700 feet away); Nathanael Greene Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Brick Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Also see . . .  George B. Cortelyou - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 15, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2013
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Wikipedia
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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