Congressional Club

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
The Congressional Club.JPG
Congressional Club is located in Washington, D.C.
Congressional Club
Location 2001 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates 38°55′10″N 77°2′8″W / 38.91944°N 77.03556°W / 38.91944; -77.03556Coordinates: 38°55′10″N 77°2′8″W / 38.91944°N 77.03556°W / 38.91944; -77.03556
Built 1911
Architect Unknown
Architectural style neoclassical
Part of Greater U Street Historic District (#98001557)
NRHP Reference # 11000717[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 6, 2011[1]
Designated CP December 31, 1998[2]

The Congressional Club (founded in 1908), is an historic residence, located at 2001 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the U Street Corridor neighborhood. The organization it hosts, which is the official club of Congressional spouses, was created in May 1908 with the Sixtieth Congress passage of HR22029. The Congressional Club is the only club in the world to be incorporated by an act of Congress.[3] Since 1912, the club has hosted a luncheon honoring the First Lady of the United States. It is the largest annual event sponsored by the Club.[4]

The House[edit]

Built and dedicated in 1914, the neoclassical clubhouse is designated as a contributing property to the Greater U Street Historic District, an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[5] The building was individually listed on the Register in 2011.[1]

The Cookbook[edit]

The major fundraiser of the club is the Congressional Club Cookbook, or C3.[6] It contains recipes from the members, for example Bess Truman's Ozark pudding.

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  1. ^ a b c Weekly List Of Actions Taken On Properties: 10/03/11 through 10/07/11
  2. ^ "District of Columbia - Inventory of Historic Sites" (PDF). District of Columbia: Office of Planning. Government of the District of Columbia. September 1, 2004. Retrieved July 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ Bryant, Mrs. John (1993). The Congressional Club Cook Book (Twelfth ed.). Washington, DC: The Congressional Club. p. ix. 
  4. ^ Annual First Lady luncheon Retrieved June 8, 2012
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