Evermay

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Evermay
Evermay, Georgetown.jpg
Evermay is located in Washington, D.C.
Evermay
Location 1623 28th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°54′47.61″N 77°3′24.78″W / 38.9132250°N 77.0568833°W / 38.9132250; -77.0568833Coordinates: 38°54′47.61″N 77°3′24.78″W / 38.9132250°N 77.0568833°W / 38.9132250; -77.0568833
Built 1801
Architectural style Federal-style
Part of Georgetown, Washington, D.C. (#67000025)
NRHP Reference # 73002083 [1]
Added to NRHP April 3, 1973

Evermay, also known as the Samuel Davidson House, is an historic house, located at 1623 28th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Georgetown neighborhood.

History[edit]

The Federal-style home was built in 1801 for Samuel Davidson, a prominent 18th century businessman and landowner. It was designed by architect Nicholas King, the first surveyor of Washington, D.C., and founder of the city's first library. The interior was renovated in 1818. A porch was added in 1877, by Henry Hayes Lockwood, and John D. McPherson. F. Lammot Belin restored it in 1923, and F. Lammot Belin, Jr. added a brick "orangery," to the east front, in 1961.[2] Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno, bought it for $22 million, in 2011. [3] The couple also own another historic Georgetown mansion Halcyon House.

Evermay is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing property to the Georgetown Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/73002083.pdf
  3. ^ "Georgetown mansion Evermay purchased by biotech entrepreneurs". The Washington Post. July 25, 2011.