Prospect House (Washington, D.C.)

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Prospect House
Prospect House, Georgetown.jpg
Prospect House (Washington, D.C.) is located in Washington, D.C.
Prospect House (Washington, D.C.)
Location 3508 Prospect Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′21.09″N 77°4′10.58″W / 38.9058583°N 77.0696056°W / 38.9058583; -77.0696056Coordinates: 38°54′21.09″N 77°4′10.58″W / 38.9058583°N 77.0696056°W / 38.9058583; -77.0696056
Built 1788
Architectural style Georgian
Part of Georgetown Historic District (#67000025)
NRHP Reference # 72001430[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

Prospect House (also known as the Lingan-Templeman House) is a historic building, located at 3508 Prospect Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Georgetown neighborhood.[2]


It was built in 1788, by James Lingan, designed by William Thornton, architect of the United States Capitol. President John Adams visited the residence and Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette was a house guest. It was a guest house, while Blair House was under renovation. Notable previous owners include Secretary of Defense James Forrestal.[3] In 1951, Congressman Richard Thurmond Chatham and his wife Patricia Firestone Coyner purchased and remodeled Prospect House.[4]

Prospect House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a contributing property to the Georgetown Historic District. Its 2009 property value is $5,016,210.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
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  4. ^ Heather Fearnbach (March 2014). "Thurmond and Lucy Chatham House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-11-01.