Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1820 · Restored 1953
Long a Georgetown landmark, this building was occupied from 1826 by Miss Lydia English's Georgetown Female Seminary, whose patrons and frequent visitors included Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Andrew Johnson, General Fremont, and other notables of the era.
Following the defeat of Union forces at the first Battle of Bull Run, this building was commandeered for use as an army general hospital during the remainder of the Civil War, after which it was converted into apartments.
Location. 38° 54.436′ N, 77° 3.546′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 30th Street, NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1311 30th Street, NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stately Houses and Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); John Laird (within shouting distance of this marker); Early African American Georgetown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suter Home (about 300 feet away); Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Parsonage (about 500 feet away); Tayloe/Snyder House (about 600 feet away); Ross and Getty House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Politics • War, US Civil •
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