Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion

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Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion
Levi P. Morton House.JPG
Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion
Location 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′27.87″N 77°2′6.18″W / 38.9077417°N 77.0350500°W / 38.9077417; -77.0350500Coordinates: 38°54′27.87″N 77°2′6.18″W / 38.9077417°N 77.0350500°W / 38.9077417; -77.0350500
Built 1879
Architect John Fraser
John Russell Pope
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
NRHP reference # 87001769 [1][2]
Added to NRHP October 14, 1987[3]

The Brodhead-Bell-Morton Mansion, also known as the Levi P. Morton House is an historic house, located at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Logan Circle neighborhood.

History[edit]

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It was built in 1879, to the designs of architect John Fraser, and comprehensively remodeled in 1912 by architect John Russell Pope.

The Beaux-Arts style building originally served as the private residence of John. T. Brodhead, and Jessie Willis Brodhead. Between 1939 and 2016, the building served as offices for the National Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Association (now known as the American Coatings Association). Former occupants include Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, U.S. Vice President Levi P. Morton, the Embassy of Russia, and U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root. [4]

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites.[5]

In February 2016 the Mansion was purchased from American Coatings Association by Hungary to move the Embassy of Hungary there later in the year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/dc/district+of+columbia/state.html
  3. ^ http://landmarkhunter.com/138441-brodhead-bell-morton-mansion/
  4. ^ https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/87001769_text
  5. ^ http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/shpo.pdf

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