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James G. Blaine Mansion

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Built  1881
Opened  1881
Designated CP  October 22, 1974
Architect  John Fraser
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Location  2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.
Part of  Massachusetts Avenue Historic District (#74002166)
Architectural style  Queen Anne style architecture
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The James G. Blaine Mansion is an historic house, located at 2000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

History

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

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. 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.

References

James G. Blaine Mansion Wikipedia


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