Newton D. Baker House

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Newton D. Baker House
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Newton D. Baker House is located in Washington, D.C.
Newton D. Baker House
Location 3017 N St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′25″N 77°3′37″W / 38.90694°N 77.06028°W / 38.90694; -77.06028Coordinates: 38°54′25″N 77°3′37″W / 38.90694°N 77.06028°W / 38.90694; -77.06028
Built 1794
Architect Beall,Thomas
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private. Is currently owned by Yolande Fox & her daughter Dolly Fox since 1975
NRHP Reference # 76002126
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976[1]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[2]

Newton D. Baker House, also known as Jacqueline Kennedy House, is a house built in 1794 in Washington, D.C.. It was home of Newton D. Baker, who was Secretary of War, during 1916-1920, while "he presided over America's mass mobilization of men and material in World War I.[3]

After the assassination of president John F. Kennedy in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy purchased the house and lived here for about a year.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

The house has many architectural details including "a wide limestone stairway", "pink-painted lintels with keystones", "brick voussoirs", "Doric pilasters", and a "semi-elliptical fanlight".[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Newton D. Baker House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d Cathy A. Alexander, Ralph Christian, and George R. Adams (February 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Newton D. Baker House / Newton D. Baker - Jacqueline Kennedy House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying four photos, exterior, from 1975 and 1978 PDF (32 KB)