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Title FIRST FLOOR, VIEW EAST TO ENTRANCE DOORWAY - Decatur House, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 748 Jackson Place Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Depicted place District of Columbia; District of Columbia; Washington
Date Documentation compiled after 1933
Dimensions 5 x 7 in.

Related names:

LaTrobe, Benjamin H
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Accession number HABS DC,WASH,28-30
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Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Team.jpg This file comes from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). These are programs of the National Park Service established for the purpose of documenting historic places. Records consist of measured drawings, archival photographs, and written reports.

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  • Significance: Decatur is unique in this country: the work of a great architect Benjamin H. Latrobe, built for a great American naval commander Commodore Stephen Decatur, preserved the original drawings. This is s a set of circumstances impossible to equal elsewhere.

However distinguished Decatur House may be historically, it is equally distinguished architecturally. Designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe, our first professional architect, it was built in 1810 on a site of great importance, a neighbor of the White House with ample fund s derived from Decatur's prize money.

  • Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-8, FN-38
  • Survey number: HABS DC-16
  • Building/structure dates: 1819 Initial Construction
  • Building/structure dates: 1870 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: 1944 Subsequent Work
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Object location38° 53′ 42″ N, 77° 02′ 12.01″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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