Sulgrave Club

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Sulgrave Club
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Sulgrave Club is located in Washington, D.C.
Sulgrave Club
Location 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′34″N 77°2′32″W / 38.90944°N 77.04222°W / 38.90944; -77.04222Coordinates: 38°54′34″N 77°2′32″W / 38.90944°N 77.04222°W / 38.90944; -77.04222
Area less than one acre
Built 1900
Architect Frederick H. Brooke
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001434[1]
Added to NRHP December 5, 1972

The Sulgrave Club is a private club located at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Embassy Row in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C., United States.

History[edit]

Built in 1900 for Herbert and Martha Wadsworth as a winter residence,[2] the building was completed under the name of Wadsworth House.[3] In 1918 the Wadsworths donated the mansion to the Red Cross, who sold it to Mabel Thorp Boardman and a group of women in 1932,[4] for $125,000.[5] The women renamed it the “Sulgrave Club”, a club intended for music, art and social gatherings.[3] The new club's name came from Sulgrave, the civil parish in Northamptonshire, England that had been the ancestral family home of George Washington.

Architecture[edit]

The Sulgrave Club was designed by Frederick H. Brooke[6] in a Beaux-Arts design from the 18th century.[7] It is one of Washington’s first mansions to follow this style of architecture.[8] The house was built of yellow Roman brick and cream terra cotta.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Washington D.C., Walking Tour at National Geographic Traveler. www.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Official Sulgrave club website – Sulgrave club information www.sulgraveclub.com. Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.
  4. ^ ‘’Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Washington, Part 3’’, by Alzina Stone Dale; iUniverse, 2004 ISBN 0595307159/ISBN 9780595307159 Page 145. Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Official Sulgrave Club website – Club History. www.sulgraveclub.com. Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.
  6. ^ ’’Washington, D.C. from A to Z: The Look-Up Source to Everything to See & Do in the Nation's Capital‘’ by Paul Wasserman, Don Hausrath. Capital Books, 2003 ISBN 1931868077/ISBN 9781931868075 Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.
  7. ^ Massachusetts Avenue Historic District. www.nps.gov. Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.
  8. ^ ‘’Washington, D.C. Off the Beaten Path, 4th: A Guide to Unique Places, Part 3’’, by William B. Whitman. Globe Pequot, 2007 ISBN 0762742178/ISBN 9780762742172 Page 157. Retrieved on August 18th, 2009.

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