Josephine Butler Parks Center

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House at 2537 Fifteenth St., NW
House at 2437 15th St DC.JPG
Josephine Butler Parks Center is located in Washington, D.C.
Josephine Butler Parks Center
Location2437 15th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates38°55′20″N 77°2′11″W / 38.92222°N 77.03639°W / 38.92222; -77.03639Coordinates: 38°55′20″N 77°2′11″W / 38.92222°N 77.03639°W / 38.92222; -77.03639
ArchitectGeorge Oakley Totten, Jr.
Architectural styleRenaissance-revival
NRHP reference No.88000171 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 16, 1988

Josephine Butler Parks Center is an historic house, located at 2437 15th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Meridian Hill neighborhood. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as House at 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW.[1]


The 1927 Renaissance revival house was designed by George Oakley Totten, Jr., for Mary Foote Henderson, widow of Senator John B. Henderson.

In 1941, the house was sold to the American Legion. In 1951, it became the embassy of the People's Republic of Hungary. In 1977, it bought by B.C.G. Associates, and rented, In 1982, it was bought by the New China News Agency. In 1987, it was bought by Coolidge House Associates.[2]

The Parks Center is an office for the non-profit Washington Parks and People and was named in honor of environmentalist, labor organizer and activist, Josephine Butler.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Lois Snyderman (January 8, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mansion at 2537 Fifteenth St., NW".
  3. ^ "Washington Parks & People : Parks Center". Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  4. ^ "Josephine Butler". A ROCK, A RIVER, A TREE …….. A PARK FOR ALL PEOPLE!. 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2021-05-15.