Hillandale-Main Residence and Gatehouse

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Hillandale-Main Residence and Gatehouse
Hillandale Gatehouse DC.jpg
Gatehouse along Reservoir Road, NW
Hillandale-Main Residence and Gatehouse is located in District of Columbia
Hillandale-Main Residence and Gatehouse
Location 3905 Mansion Court, NW and
3905 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′55″N 77°4′43″W / 38.91528°N 77.07861°W / 38.91528; -77.07861Coordinates: 38°54′55″N 77°4′43″W / 38.91528°N 77.07861°W / 38.91528; -77.07861
Built 1922-1925
Architect Josephine Wright Chapman
Architectural style Italian Villa
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 94001595 [1]
Added to NRHP January 31, 1995

Hillandale-Main Residence and Gatehouse are historic structures located in the Burleith neighborhood in Washington, D.C.. They have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1995.

History[edit]

The estate was originally the home of heiress Anne Archbold who was a prominent Washington socialite.[2] She donated much of the land that became Glover-Archbold Park. The buildings are the only known work in Washington of Boston architect Josephine Wright Chapman. They were built from 1922 to 1925 in the Italian Villa style. The 42.1-acre (17.0 ha) site included the gatehouse and wall that was along Reservoir Road, NW with the main residence near the top of a hill.[3] The building exteriors feature stucco facades, terra cotta tile roofs, balconies and loggias. The interior of the main residence includes a frescoed vestibule and music room with a vaulted ceiling.[2] In the late 1970s and the early 1980s the estate was subdivided and 28 single family residences and 238 townhouses were built in a gated community.[3] The main residence remains a single-family dwelling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites". DC Preservation. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Zoning Commission Order No. 292, Case No. 19-6P". Burleith. Retrieved 2011-12-05.