Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, D.C.

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Embassy of Ecuador
Ecuadorean Embassy in Washington, D.C. (15-07-2006).jpg
Location Washington, D.C.
Address 2535 15th Street, N.W.
Coordinates 38°55′23″N 77°2′5″W / 38.92306°N 77.03472°W / 38.92306; -77.03472Coordinates: 38°55′23″N 77°2′5″W / 38.92306°N 77.03472°W / 38.92306; -77.03472
Ambassador Jacqueline Brigida Astudillo

The Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, D.C., is the Republic of Ecuador's diplomatic mission to the United States. It is located at 2535 15th Street N.W. in Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood.[1] The current building has been used as an embassy since the 1960s.[2]

The building was designed by architect George Oakley Totten, Jr. (1866-1939), who studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and who also designed the Old Hungarian Embassy building next door at 2537 Fifteenth St.[3]:13

The embassy also operates Consulates-General in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Newark, Phoenix and San Francisco.[4] The Chargé d'Affairs is Efraín Baus.[5]

The embassy suffered damage in the 2011 Virginia earthquake on August 24, 2011.[2] The earthquake caused cracks on internal walls and collapsed three of the building's chimneys.[2] The chimney collapse damaged two cars.[2]

On September 27, 2017, a two alarm fire broke out on the roof of the embassy.[6]

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  1. ^ http://www.embassy.org/embassies/ec.html
  2. ^ a b c d "Ecuador embassy damaged in quake; no injuries reported". Associated Press. Washington Post. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  3. ^ Lois Snyderman (January 8, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mansion at 2537 Fifteenth St., NW".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  5. ^ http://www.ecuador.org/nuevosite/serviciosconsulares_consulados.php
  6. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/blaze-breaks-out-atop-embassy-building-in-nw-washington/2017/09/27/874a2ecc-a33d-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html

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