Convent de Bon Secours

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Convent de Bon Secours
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Convent de Bon Secours is located in District of Columbia
Convent de Bon Secours
Location 4101 Yuma St. NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°56′54″N 77°4′50″W / 38.94833°N 77.08056°W / 38.94833; -77.08056Coordinates: 38°56′54″N 77°4′50″W / 38.94833°N 77.08056°W / 38.94833; -77.08056
Built 1927-1928
Architect Maurice F. Moore
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 04001237 [1]
Added to NRHP November 19, 2004

Convent de Bon Secours is an historic residence located in the Tenleytown neighborhood in the Northwest Quadrant of Washington, D.C.. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.

History[edit]

The Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours was founded in France in 1824. They came to the United States in the 1880s and came to Washington in 1905 during a typhoid epidemic to provide healthcare.[2] They were particularly beneficial during a Spanish flu outbreak after World War I.[2]

The Sisters initially moved into the old rectory at St. Ann’s Church in Tenleytown. The Italianate style convent was designed by architect Maurice F. Moore and built from 1927-1928. It is a two and a half story structure covered in buff colored brick. The building is composed of a main dormitory section with a hipped roof, a chapel, a small arcaded tower, and rear loggias that are reminiscent of a Renaissance cloister.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Convent of Bon Secours". DC Preservation. Retrieved 2011-11-21.