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Woman's National Democratic Club

 
 
Woman's National Democratic Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
1. Woman's National Democratic Club Marker
Inscription.  
The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
(202) 232-7363
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Designed by Washington architect Harvey L. Page (1859-1934), the house was built between 1892 and 1894 for Sarah Adams Wilcox Whittemore (1836-1907). Chartered in 1922, the Woman's National Democratic Club purchased the Whittemore House in 1927.

club membership information: www.democraticwoman.org

 
Location. 38° 54.654′ N, 77° 2.541′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on New Hampshire Avenue Northwest south of Q Street Northwest, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1526 New Hampshire 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. Carl Lutz (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patterson House (about 400 feet away); St. Thomas' Parish Park (about 400 feet away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (about 600 feet away); Andrew Mellon Building
Woman's National Democratic Club - Whittemore House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
2. Woman's National Democratic Club - Whittemore House
“Due to its lack of applied decoration, its abstract geometric forms, and brickwork, the Woman's National Democratic Club at 1526 New Hampshire has a restrained dignity not often found in mansions built in Washington in the 1890's.” — National Register Form.
(about 700 feet away); Excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller (about 700 feet away); All the Row Houses (about 700 feet away); The mansion at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
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Woman's National Democratic Club image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
3. Woman's National Democratic Club
Established 1922
Woman's National Democratic Club - Whittemore House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
4. Woman's National Democratic Club - Whittemore House
The Whittemore House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
5. The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Avenue
Washington D.C. 20036
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
6. National Register Plaque
This Property Has Been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior
Mrs. Whittemore image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
7. Mrs. Whittemore
between 1890 and 1920
“In 1891 Sarah Adams Whittemore purchased the triangular southeast corner lot at New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street from William Walter Phelps. Mrs. Whittemore was the daughter of the Reverand Henry Adams a descendant of President John Adams. After her first husband, Sextus Newell Wilcox, died, she married William C. Whittemore.” — National Register Form
Photo by Francis Benjamin Johnston
Interior of Whittemore house image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
8. Interior of Whittemore house
between 1890 and 1920
with leopard rug, moose head above fireplace, and foliage.
Photo by Francis Benjamin Johnston
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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