Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
James G. Blaine Mansion
Historic Site, Washington DC
2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Politician James G. Blaine (1830-1893), the three-time Republican presidential hopeful who represented Maine in the House and the Senate, built this house in 1881-82. Blaine and his family lived here only briefly because the mansion proved too large and expensive to maintain. Blaine leased it to Levi Leiter, a founder of Chicago's Marshall Fields department store, and later sold it to inventor George Westinghouse.
Designed by John Fraser in Queen Anne style, the mansion was converted to apartments in 1921, with one-story commercial spaces added on P Street. In 2009 Van Dusen Architects renovated the building for residential, commercial, and retail use while restoring many architectural features.
Listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, 1964.
Presidential candidate James G. Blaine, 1884.
Library of Congress
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. 38° 54.604′ N, 77° 2.701′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, NW and 20th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Development in the neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Hungarian Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dewi Saraswati (within shouting distance of this marker); This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser"... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2019 Q Street NW (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
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