|Location||1525 H St., NW., Washington, D.C.|
|Architect||Matthew St. Glair Clarke|
|NRHP Reference #||73002071|
|Added to NRHP||November 7, 1973|
|Designated NHL||November 7, 1973|
Design and history
Mathew St. Clair Clark, a House of Representatives clerk, began the original brick building in 1836. Shortly afterwards, it was sold to the British government. Lord Alexander Ashburton took up residence in the house in 1842, the same year he and Daniel Webster negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in its parlor. Ashburton was succeeded by novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton; both made changes to Clark's design. The house received its French Second Empire design in the 1870s. The architects for both the 1853 and c.1870 remodelings are unknown. In the early 1950s, the house became the parish house for nearby St. John's Church.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Ashburton House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
- Benjamin Levy and Paul Ghioto (April 13, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: St. John's Church Parish House / Ashburton House (British Legation)" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying three photos, exterior and interior, from 1973 (32 KB)
- Weeks, Christopher (c. 1994). AIA guide to the architecture of Washington, D.C. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 135. ISBN 0801847125.
- Maddex, Diane (1973). Historic buildings of Washington, D.C. Ober Park Associates. p. 52.
- Media related to Ashburton House at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. DC-19-A, "St. John's Church, Ashburton House, Sixteenth & H Streets Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC", 1 photo, 1 photo caption page
- Ashburton House on Google Street View
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