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Peirce Still House

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
1. Peirce Still House Marker
Inscription. The Peirce Still House, built between 1796 and 1811, was part of a large plantation owned by Isaac Peirce, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and slave owner, who purchased the property in 1795. Much of the Peirce Estate became part of Rock Creek Park when it was created in 1890.

The House is constructed of blue granite quarried from the local area. The House was originally utilized as a distillery, but was converted into a residence in 1924.

In 1955, the House was occupied by Sherman Adams, Chief of Staff to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who entertained many political figures at the House, including Sir Winston Churchill.

The House is now a private residence.
 
Location. 38° 56.42′ N, 77° 3.158′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Shoemaker Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 Tilden Street, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peirce Family Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierce Mill (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Springhouse (about 300 feet away,
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By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
2. Peirce Still House Marker
measured in a direct line); Machine in a Stone Box (about 300 feet away); Orchards, Fields, Gardens, Pastures (about 300 feet away); Pierce Plantation (about 300 feet away); Michael Kovats de Fabricy (about 300 feet away); Herring Highway (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
Also see . . .  Peirce Still House. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on December 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Peirce Still House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
3. Peirce Still House Marker
Peirce Still House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
4. Peirce Still House
2400 Tilden Street
Sherman Adams image. Click for full size.
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5. Sherman Adams
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on April 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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