Rosedale (Washington, D.C.)

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Rosedale (Washington, D.C.) is located in the District of Columbia
Rosedale (Washington, D.C.)
Rosedale (Washington, D.C.) is located in the US
Rosedale (Washington, D.C.)
Location 3501 Newark Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°56′7″N 77°4′9″W / 38.93528°N 77.06917°W / 38.93528; -77.06917Coordinates: 38°56′7″N 77°4′9″W / 38.93528°N 77.06917°W / 38.93528; -77.06917
Built 1820
Part of Cleveland Park Historic District (#870000628)
NRHP reference # 73002115[1]
Added to NRHP May 08, 1973

Rosedale, also known as the Uriah Forrest House and the Coonley Estate, is an historic home, located at 3501 Newark Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Cleveland Park neighborhood.


It was built in 1793 by Revolutionary War Colonel Uriah Forrest, thus making it the oldest home in Cleveland Park. A small stone cottage constructed in 1740 was incorporated into the house. Rosedale was owned by Forrest descendents until 1920. In 1920, it was purchased by Avery Coonley, owner of Frank Lloyd Wright's Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois.

The house was rented to the Undersecretary of State, William Phillips in 1933, and to John N. Irwin, II in 1959. It was a faculty residence for the National Cathedral School. In 1977, the youth exchange organization Youth For Understanding bought the premises.[2] YFU sold Rosedale to The Rosedale Conservancy, a local trust, in 2002.

Rosedale is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a contributing property to the Cleveland Park Historic District.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The Rosedale Conservancy (2013). "Rosedale's History". Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  3. ^