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Morrison and Clark Houses

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NRHP Reference #  90002149
Year built  1865
Architectural style  Italianate architecture
Area  809.4 m²
Added to NRHP  19 March 1991
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Location  1013 - 1015 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Morrison and Clark Houses (also known as the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', and Airmen's Club) are historical buildings, located at 1013 - 1015 L Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood. The Morrison-Clark Inn is recognized as a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

History

The Italianate homes were constructed in 1865. Daniel L. Morrison was a government supplier during the Civil War, and Reuben B. Clark was jail commissioner.

The Women's Army and Navy League bought the Morrison home in 1923, operated it as an enlisted club.

First Ladies hosted teas as fund-raisers, beginning with Grace Coolidge, and including Mamie Eisenhower and Jacqueline Kennedy. During World War II, in 1943, the club served more than 45,000 visitors, and 85,000 meals.

It was renovated in 1987, by William Adair. It operates as the Morrison-Clark Inn. The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

References

Morrison and Clark Houses Wikipedia


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