James G. Blaine Mansion

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James G. Blaine Mansion
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James G. Blaine Mansion is located in Washington, D.C.
James G. Blaine Mansion
Location 2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′35.85″N 77°2′43.18″W / 38.9099583°N 77.0453278°W / 38.9099583; -77.0453278Coordinates: 38°54′35.85″N 77°2′43.18″W / 38.9099583°N 77.0453278°W / 38.9099583; -77.0453278
Built 1881
Architect John Fraser
Architectural style Queen Anne
Part of Massachusetts Avenue Historic District[1] (#74002166[2])
Designated CP October 22, 1974

The James G. Blaine Mansion is an historic house, located at 2000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

History[edit]

The house was built in 1881, designed by architect John Fraser in the Châteauesque/Second Empire style.[1][2][3] It is the only surviving example of the large mansions built during the late 1800s that once ringed Dupont Circle.

South elevation in 2010

It was built as the residence of Republican politician James G. Blaine. George Westinghouse bought the home in 1901, and resided there until his death in 1914.

In recent years, the Blaine Mansion has been used for commercial purposes. The current owner, lawyer John R. Phillips, hired Eichberg Construction to renovate the property. Work included adding an underground parking deck, adjoining six-story residential building, and restaurant.[4][5] The renovation and allied construction projects cost an estimated $20 million.

The Blaine Mansion is a contributing property to the Dupont Circle Historic District, and Massachusetts Avenue Historic District.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Massachusetts Avenue Historic District". Washington, DC: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b National Capital Planning Commission (May 28, 1974), NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY - NOMINATION FORM: Massachusetts Avenue Historic District (pdf), Washington, D.C., retrieved October 26, 2016 
  3. ^ Hansen, Stephen A. (November 11, 2013). "What Once Was: The Blaine Mansion at Dupont Circle". The InTowner. Washington, D.C. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pizza (Beer) at Blaine Mansion". DCMetrocentric: New Buildings, Construction, Destruction, Planning, Real Estate, and Gossip as it happens in the Nation’s Capital. DCMetrocentric. September 8, 2008. Archived from the original on December 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Blaine Mansion Addition". DCMetrocentric: New Buildings, Construction, Destruction, Planning, Real Estate, and Gossip as it happens in the Nation’s Capital. DCMetrocentric. August 5, 2009. Archived from the original on December 18, 2010. 

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