Downtown 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
Plaque by Chi-Am Lions Club
Erected by Chi-Am Lions Club.
Location. 38° 53.981′ N, 77° 1.223′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street, N.W, one mile west of 6th Street, NW (U.S. 1). Touch for map. The marker is located on the building facade, adjacent to the entrance of the restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 H Street N.W., Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
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); Friendship Archway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinatown (about 500 feet away); The Northern Baptist Convention (about 700 feet away); The Daguerre Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Daguerre Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Church Terrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Roots of Freedom and Equality (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker.
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 . . .
1. Mary Surratt. Details of the events surrounding Lincolnís assassination as related to Mary Surratt. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.)
2. 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.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 10,494 times since then and 165 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.