Elliott Coues House

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Elliott Coues House
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Elliott Coues House is located in Washington, D.C.
Elliott Coues House
Location 1726 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′25″N 77°2′24″W / 38.90694°N 77.04000°W / 38.90694; -77.04000Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 77°2′24″W / 38.90694°N 77.04000°W / 38.90694; -77.04000
Built 1887
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75002049
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 1975[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[2]

Elliott Coues House was a home of 19th-century ornithologist Elliott Coues. It is at 1726 N Street NW, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Coues led great expansions of the knowledge of North American bird life. He helped found the American Ornithologists' Union in 1883 and edited about 15 volumes of journals, memoirs, and diaries by famous Western explorers and fur traders.

He lived in this house from 1887 until his death in 1899. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Elliott Coues House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ James Sheire (March 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Elliott Coues House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying one photo, exterior, from 1975 PDF (32 KB)

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