Places

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2000 Block Of Eye Street, NW
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2000 block I St NW South side
Adas Israel Synagogue
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3rd and G Sts, NW
Administration Building, Carnegie Institute of Washington
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1530 P St NW
Alban Towers Apartment Building
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3700 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Alden, Babcock, Calvert Apartments
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2620 13th St, NW
Alibi Club
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1806 I St, NW
Alice Pike Barney Studio House
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2306 Massachusetts Ave NW 23rd St NW
Alma Thomas House
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1530 15th St NW
American Federation of Labor Building
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901 Massachusetts Ave NW
American Institute of Pharmacy Building
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2215 Constitution Ave NW
American National Red Cross
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430 17th St NW D St NW
American Peace Society
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734 Jackson Pl NW
American Revolution Statuary
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Public buildings and various parks within DC
American Security and Trust Company
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15th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Anacostia Historic District
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Roughly bounded by Good Hope Rd, 16th St, Mapleview
Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall, Founders Library
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2441 and 2365 6th St NW and 500 Howard Place NW Howard University
Apartment Building at 2225 N Street
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2225 N St, NW
Arlington Memorial Bridge
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Spans Potomac River
Armed Forces Retirement Home--Washington
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3700 N Capitol St NW
Armstrong Manual Training School
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1st St and P Sts NW Jct of 1st St and P Sts NW
Army Medical Museum
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13th St and Fern Pl Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Building, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Arts and Industries Building
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900 Jefferson Dr SW
Arts Club of Washington
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2017 I St NW Pennsylvania Ave NW
Asbury United Methodist Church
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11th St NW and K St NW
Ashburton House
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1525 H St NW
Auditor's Building Complex
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14th St and Independence Ave
Augusta Apartment Building
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1151 New Jersey Ave (216 New York Ave), NW
Babcock--Macomb House
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3415 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Bachelor Apartment House
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1737 H St NW
Bank of Columbia
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3210 M St, NW
Banneker Recreation Center
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2500 Georgia Ave NW
Battleground National Cemetery
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6625 Georgia Ave, NW
Ben's Chili Bowl
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1213 U St NW
Benjamin Ogle Tayloe House
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21 Madison Pl NW H St NW
Blagden Alley--Naylor Court Historic District
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Bounded by O, 9th, M, and 10th Sts NW
Blair House
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1651 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Blanche K Bruce House
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909 M St, NW
Bond Building
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1404 New York Ave NW
Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge
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Rock Creek Park
Bowen, Anthony, YMCA
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1816 12th St NW
British Embassy
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3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Brodhead--Bell--Morton Mansion
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1500 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Brooks Mansion
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901 Newton St, NE
Brownley Confectionary Building
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1309 F St, NW
Building at 3901 Connecticut Ave, NW
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3901 Connecticut Ave, NW
Buildings at 1000 Block of Seventh Street and 649-651 New York Avenue NW
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1005 - 1035 7th St and 649-651 New York Ave NW
Buildings at 1644--1666 Park Road NW
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1644 - 1666 Park Rd NW
Bulletin Building
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717 6th St, NW
Burns, H B Memorial Building
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2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Cairo Apartment Building
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1615 Q St, NW
Canadian Embassy
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1746 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Capitol Hill Historic District
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Roughly bounded by Virginia Ave, SE., S Capitol St, F St NE., and 14th Sts SE and NE.
Capitol Hill Historic District (Boundary Increase)
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Roughly bounded by 7th St NE, I-295, M St SE and 11th St SE
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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700 Jackson Pl, NW
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Geophysical Laboratory
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2801 Upton St, NW
Carnegie Library
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K St, NW Mount Vernon Sq, 8th St NW
Carter G Woodson House
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1538 9th St, NW
Castle Gatehouse, Washington Aqueduct
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Reservoir Rd and MacArthur Blvd NW Near jct of Reservoir Rd and MacArthur Blvd NW
Cathedral Mansions Apartment Buildings
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2900, 3000 and 3100 Connecticut Ave, NW
Central Heating Plant
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325 13th St SW
Central National Bank
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633 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
CF Folks
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1225 19th St NW
Chain Bridge Road School
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2820 Chain Bridge Rd
Champlain Apartment Building
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1424 K St, NW
Charles Evans Hughes House
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2223 R St NW
Charlotte Forten Grimke House
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1608 R St, NW
Chase's Theater and Riggs Building
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1426 G St NW and 615--627 15th St NW
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Georgetown
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Canal Rd NW Clara Barton Pkwy
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Building
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730 12th St NW
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Warehouse and Repair Facility
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1111 N Capitol St NE
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, Old Main Building
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722 12th St NW
Chevy Chase Arcade
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5520 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase Theater
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5612 Connecticut Ave
Child House
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2706 Olive St NW 27th St NW
Children's Country Home
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1731 Bunker Hill Rd
Christ Church
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620 G St, SE
Christ Church
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3116 O St, NW
Christian Heurich Mansion
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1307 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Church of the Ascension
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1215 Massachusetts Ave NW
Church of the Epiphany
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1317 G St, NW
City Hall
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4th St and E St NW
City Tavern
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3206 M St, NW
Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC
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Various parks and plazas within the original boundaries of city
Cleveland Park Historic District
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Roughly bounded by Tilden St, Connecticut Ave, Klingle Rd, and Wisconsin Ave
Clifton Terrace
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1308,1312 1350 Clifton St
Cloverdale
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2600 and 2608 Tilden St NW
Codman Carriage House and Stable
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1413 1415 22nd St NW
Codman-Davis House
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2145 Decatur Pl NW 22nd St NW
Commercial National Bank
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1405 G St, NW
Concordia German Evangelical Church and Rectory
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20th and G Sts, NW
Conduit Road Schoolhouse
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4954 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Congressional Cemetery
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1801 E St SE
Connecticut Avenue Bridge
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Connecticut Avenue NW Spans Klingel Valley
Constitution Hall
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311 18th St NW
Convent de Bon Secours
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4101 Yuma St NW
Corcoran Gallery of Art
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17th St NW New York Ave NW
Corcoran Hall
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721 21st St, NW
Cosmos Club
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2121 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Crummell, Alexander, School
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Kendall and Gallaudet Sts, NE
Cuban Friendship Urn
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Ohio Dr Reservation 332, Ohio Dr at 14th St Bridge SW
Customhouse and Post Office
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1221 31st St, NW
Cutts-Madison House
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Madison Pl NW Vermont Ave NW
Daniel Webster Memorial
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Massachusetts and Rhode Island Aves Reservation 62, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Aves at Scott Cir NW
Danzansky Funeral Home
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3501 14th St, NW
David White House
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1459 Girard St, NW
Decatur House
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748 Jackson Pl NW
District Building
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14th St NW and E St, NW SE corner
Downtown Historic District
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7th St NW Roughly Pennsylvania Ave to Mt Vernon Sq and F St between 11th and 7th Sts, NW
Dumbarton Bridge
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Q St over Rock Creek Park, NW
Dumbarton House
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2715 Q St, NW
Dumbarton Oaks
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32nd St NW R St NW
Dumbarton Oaks Park and Montrose Park
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R St NW
Dumblane
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Duncanson-Cranch House
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468 - 470 N St, NW
Dupont Circle Historic District
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Roughly bounded by Florida and Rhode Island Aves, M, T, 16th, 21st, and 23rd Sts
Dupont Circle Historic District (Boundary Increase)
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Various areas within an area roughly bounded by 16th St, T St, Florida Ave, 23rd St and M St NW
Dupont Circle Historic District (Boundary Increase)
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East Building, National Gallery of Art
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East Capitol Street Carbarn
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1400 E Capitol St, NE
East Corner Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
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Eastern and Southern Aves 100 ft. E of jct
Eastern Market
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7th and C Sts, SE
Edward Simon Lewis House
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456 N St, NW
Eight Hundred Block of F St NW
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800 - 818 F St and 527 9th St, NW
Eighteen Hundred Block Park Road, NW
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1801 - 1869 Park Rd, NW
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
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Pennsylvania Ave NW 17th St NW
Eldbrooke United Methodist Church
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4100 River Rd NW
Elizabeth Arden Building
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1147 Connecticut Ave M St NW
Elliott Coues House
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1726 N St, NW
Embassy Building No 10
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3149 16th St NW
Embassy Gulf Service Station
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2200 P St, NW
Emily Wiley House
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902 3rd St, NW
Engine Company 12
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1626 N Capitol St, NW
Engine Company 17
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1235 Monroe St NE
Engine Company 19
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Engine Company 23
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2119 G St, NW
Engine Company 26, (Old)
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2715 22nd St NE
Engine Company 29
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4811 MacArthur Blvd NW
Engine Company No 21
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1763 Lanier Place NW
Engine Company No 25
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3203 Martin Luther King Jr, Ave SE
Engine House No 10
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1341 Maryland Ave, NE
Equitable Co-operative Building Association
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915 F St, NW
Euclid Apartments
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Evans--Tibbs House
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1910 Vermont Ave NW
Evermay
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1623 28th St, NW
Federal Home Loan Bank Board Building
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320 1st St NW
Federal--American National Bank
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615 - 621 14th St, NW
Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District
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15th St Pennsylvania Ave to I St, NW
First African New Church
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2105-07 10th St, NW
First Baptist Church of Deanwood
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1008 45th St NE
Fletcher Chapel
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401 New York Ave, NW
Foggy Bottom Historic District
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Bounded by New Hampshire Ave, 25th, 26th, H, and K Sts, NW
Folger Shakespeare Library
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201 E Capitol St, SE
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
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511 10th St NW Between E St NW and F St NW
Forrest-Marbury House
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3350 M St, NW
Fort McNair
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4th St and P St SW
Fort Stevens
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13th St NW Quackenbos NW
Fort View Apartments
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Fourteenth Street Historic District
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Roughly bounded by S, 12th, N and 15th Sts, NW
Fourteenth Street Historic District (Boundary Increase)
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1400 blks of P St, Rhode Island Ave, N St and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Foxhall Village Historic District
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Bounded by Reservoir Rd NW, Glover-Archibald Park, P St NW and Foxhall Rd NW
Frances Perkins House
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2326 California St, NW
Francis Asbury Memorial
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16th and Mt Pleasant Sts NW Reservation 309-B
Francis Griffith Newlands Memorial Fountain
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Chevy Chase Cir Connecticut and Western Aves NW (Reservation 335A)
Francis L Cardozo Senior High School
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13th St and Clifton St NW Jct of 13th St and Clifton St NW
Francis Scott Key Bridge
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Francis Scott Key Bridge (US 29) Spans Potomac River
Francis Scott Key Park
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M St NW 34th ST NW
Franciscan Monastery and Memorial Church of the Holy Land
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1400 Quincy St, NE
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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1850 West Basin Dr SW Tidal Basin
Franklin School
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13th St and K St NW Franklin Square
Fraser Mansion
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1701 20th St, NW
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
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1411 W St SE
Freer Gallery Of Art
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12th St and Jefferson Dr, SW
Frelinghuysen University, Former Classroom Building
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1800 Vermont Ave, NW
Friendship Baptist Church
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734 First St SW
Friendship House
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619 D St, SE, or 630 South Carolina Ave, SE
Fulbright Hall
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2223 H St NW
Fuller House
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2317 Ashmead Pl, NW
Gallaudet College Historic District
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Florida Ave and 7th St, NE
Gallaudet College Historic District
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Florida Ave and 7th St, NE
Gallinger Municipal Hospital Psychopathic Ward
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Reservation 13, 19th St and Massachusetts Ave, SE
Galt and Brothers Jewelers
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607 15th Street NW F St NW
Garden Club of America Entrance Marker at Georgia Avenue
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Georgia Ave Kalmia Rd and Alaska Ave
Garden Club of America Entrance Markers at Chevy Chase Circle
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Chevy Chase Circle Reservation 335A
Garden Club of America Entrance Markers at Westmoreland Circle
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Reservation 559
Garden Club of America Entrance Markers at Wisconsin Avenue
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Wisconsin Ave Western Ave
Garfinckel's Department Store
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1401 F St, NW
Gen Oliver Otis Howard House
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607 Howard Pl
Gen Robert Macfeely House
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2015 I St, NW
General Federation of Women's Clubs Headquarters
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1734 N St, NW
General Jose de San Martin Memorial
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Virginia Ave and 20th St NW Reservation 106
General Post Office
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E St and F St Between 7th St and 8th St NW
George M Barker Company Warehouse
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1525 7th St, NW
George Washington Memorial Parkway
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Roughly, S side of the Potomac R. From American Legion to Memorial Bridge and N side From Brickyard Rd to Chain Bridge
Georgetown Academy for Young Ladies
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1524 35th St NW Volta Pl NW
Georgetown Historic District
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Roughly bounded by Whitehaven St, Rock Creek Park, Potomac River, and Georgetown University campus
Georgetown Market
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3276 M St, NW Between East and West Market Streets
Georgetown University
3700 O St NW 37th St NW
Germuiller Row
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748 3rd St and 300--302 H St, NW
Gladstone and Hawarden Apartment Buildings
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1419 and 1423 R St, NW
Glen Hurst
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4933 MacArthur BLVD. NW
Glenwood Cemetery Mortuary Chapel
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2219 Lincoln Rd, NE
Glover--Archbold Park
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Reservation 351 and 450 (foundry Branch Valley)
Godey Lime Kilns
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Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy NW 27th and L Sts, NW
Grace Protestant Episcopal Church
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1041 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Grace Reformed Church, Sunday School and Parish House
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1405 15th St, NW
Grant Road Historic District
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4400 and 4500blks Grant Rd, NW
Grant, Ulysses S, School
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2130 G St, NW
Greater U Street Historic District
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Roughly bounded by New Hamphire Ave, Florida Ave, 6th St, R St, and 16th St
Guglielmo Marconi Memorial
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16th and Lamont Sts NW Reservation 309A
Halcyon House
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3400 Prospect St, NW
Hampshire Garden Apartment Buildings
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4912 New Hampshire Ave, 208, 222, 236 and 250 farragut St, 4915 3rd St and 215, 225 and 235 Emerson St, NW
Harris and Ewing Photographic Studio
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1311 - 1313 F St, NW
Harrison Apartment Building
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704 3rd St, NW
Hayes, Rutherford B, School
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5th and K Sts NE
Hecht Company Warehouse
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1401 New York Ave, NE
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Memorial
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Connecticut Ave, M and 18th Sts NW Reservation 150
Hillandale--Main Residence and Gatehouse
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3905 Mansion Ct, NW and 3905 Reservoir Rd, NW
Hilltop Manor (The Cavalier Apartment Building)
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3500 14th St NW
Holmead, Anthony, Archeological Site
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Holmead, Anthony, Site
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Address Restricted
Hotel Washington
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515 15th St, NW
House at 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW
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2437 15th St, NW
Howard Theatre
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620 T St NW E of 7th St NW
Immaculate Conception Church
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1315 8th St, NW
Indonesian Embassy
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2020 Massachusetts Ave NW
Ingleside
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1818 Newton St NW
Interior Department Offices
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18th St NW and F St NW
Isaac Owens House
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2806 N St NW
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall
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2222 I St, NW 23rd St SW
James Cardinal Gibbons Memorial Statue
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16th St and Park Rd NW Reservation 309-G
Janney Elementary School
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4130 Albemarle St NW
Japanese Embassy
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2520 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Jefferson Apartment Building
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315 H St NW
Jesse Reno School
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4820 Howard St NW
John J Earley Office and Studio
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John Philip Sousa Junior High School
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3650 Ely Place SE
John Stoddert Haw House
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2808 N St, NW
Joseph Beale House
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2301 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Kalorama Triangle Historic District
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Roughly bounded by Connecticut Ave, Columbia Rd, and Calvert St
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
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Kenilworth Ave and Douglas St NE
Kennedy--Warren Apartment Building
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3133 Connecticut Ave, NW
Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Independence Ave SE of Lincoln Memorial
L'Enfant Plan of the City of Washington, District of Columbia
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Roughly bounded by Florida Ave From Rock Cr., NW to 15th St, NE., S to C St, and E to the Anacostia River
Lafayette Apartment Building
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1605 - 1607 7th St, NW
Lafayette Building
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811 Vermont Ave NW
Lafayette Square Historic District
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Roughly between 15th and 17th Sts and H St and State and Treasury Places, exclusive of the White House and its grounds
Laird-Dunlop House
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3014 N St NW Coach house: 1248 30th St NW
Langston Golf Course Historic District
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Roughly, Anacostia Park N of Benning Rd
Langston Terrace Dwellings
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N from Benning Rd to H St NE
Lansburgh, Julius, Furniture Co, Inc
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909 F St, NW
Larz Anderson House
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2118 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Latrobe Gate
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801 M St SE 8th St SE
LeDroit Park Historic District
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Bounded roughly by Florida and Rhode Island Aves, 2nd and Elm Sts, Howard University
Lenthall Houses
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606 - 610 21st St NW
Library of Congress's Jefferson Building
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10 1st St SE Independence Ave SE
Lincoln Industrial Mission--Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church
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1701 11th St, NW
Lincoln Memorial
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West Potomac Park
Lincoln Theatre
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1215 U St NW
Lisner Auditorium
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730 21st St, NW
Lockkeeper's House, C and O Canal Extension
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  • NRHP
17th St and Constitution Ave, NW SW corner
Logan Circle Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Jct of Rhode Island and Vermont Aves
Lothrop Mansion
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2001 Connecticut Ave
Lucinda Cady House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
7064 Eastern Ave, NW
Luther Place Memorial Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1226 Vermont Ave, NW (Thomas Circle)
Luzon Apartment Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2501 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove On The Potomac
  • Sight
  • NMem
  • NRHP
Lady Byrd Johnson Park, Columbia Island
M Street High School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
128 M St NW
Madison Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
736 22nd St NW H St NW
Manhattan Laundry
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1326 - 1346 Florida Ave, NW
Mansion at 2401 15th St, NW
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2401 15th St, NW
Margaret Wetzel House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
714 21st St, NW
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library
  • Sight
  • NRHP
901 G St NW 9th St NW
Mary Ann Shadd Cary House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1421 W St, NW
Mary Church Terrell House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
326 T St NW
Mary E Surratt Boarding House
  • Sight
604 H St NW
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1318 Vermont Ave, NW
Masonic Temple
  • Sight
  • NRHP
801 13th St NW Franklin Square
Massachusetts Avenue Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Massachusetts Ave Between 17th St and Observatory Circle NW
Massachusetts Avenue Parking Shops
  • Sight
  • NRHP
4841 - 4861 Massachusetts Ave NW
Maxwell Woodhull House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2033 G St, NW
Mayfair Mansions Apartments
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3819 Jay St, NE
Mayflower Hotel
  • Lodging
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • HHotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW Desales St NW
McCormick Apartments
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1785 Massachusetts Ave, NW
McLachlen Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1001 G St, NW
Meeting House of the Friends Meeting of Washington
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2111 Florida Ave, NW
Memorial Continental Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
17th St NW Between C St and D St NW
Meridian Hill Park
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
Bounded by 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Sts, NW
Meridian House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1630 Crescent Pl NW
Meridian Manor
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1424 Chapin St, NW
Meridian Mansions
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2400 16th St NW
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1518 M St, NW
Metropolitan Club
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1700 H St NW
Military Road School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1375 Missouri Ave, NW
Miner Normal School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2565 Georgia Ave, NW
Montrose Park
  • Sight
  • NRHP
R St and Lovers' Ln (Res. 324)
Moran Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
501 - 509 G St NW
Morrison and Clark Houses
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1013 - 1015 L St, NW
Mount Pleasant Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by Sixteenth and Harvard Sts, Rock Creek Church Rd, and Adams Mill Rd
Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Washington St and George Washington Memorial Pkwy
Mount Vernon Square Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by New York Ave, 7th St, N St, and 1st St NW
Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by: 400 blks. Massachusettes Ave NW and K St NW, Prather's Alley and 5th St NW
Mount Vernon West Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by Rhode Island Ave, 6th St, Massachusetts Ave, and Vermont Ave
Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Sight
  • NRHP
27th St and Q St NW
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1334 29th St, NW
Mountjoy Bayly House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
122 Maryland Ave, NE
Mullett Rowhouses
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2517, 2519 and 2525 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Munson Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2212 H St NW 22nd St NW
Myrene Apartment Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
603 6th St, NW
Nathaniel Parker Gage School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2035 2nd St, NW
National Academy of Sciences
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
National Archives
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Constitution Ave NW Between 7th and 9th Sts, NW
National Bank of Washington, Washington Branch
  • Sight
  • NRHP
301 7th St, NW
National Building Museum
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
  • WAA
4th St and 5th St NW Between F St and G St
National Metropolitan Bank Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
613 15th St, NW
National Portrait Gallery
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
F St and G St Between 7th and 9th Sts, NW
National Saving And Trust Company
  • Sight
  • NRHP
New York Ave and 15th St, NW
National Union Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
918 F St, NW
National War College
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
P St, within Fort Lesley J. McNair
Newton D Baker House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
3017 N St, NW
Newton Theater
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3601 - 3611 12th St NE
North Corner Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1880block East-West Hwy
Northeast No 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
6980 Maple Ave, NW
Northeast No 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Eastern Ave and Chillum Rd 144 ft. NW of jct
Northeast No 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
5400 Sargent Rd
Northeast No 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
4609 Eastern Ave
Northeast No 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3601 Eastern Ave
Northeast No 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Northeast No 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Kenilworth Aquatics Gardens, NW of jct of Eastern and Kenilworth Aves
Northeast No 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
919 Eastern Ave
Northumberland Apartments
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2039 New Hampshire Ave NW
Northwest No 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
5906 Dalecarlia Pl, NW
Northwest No 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Dalecarlia Pkwy Dalecarlia Reservoir, 600 ft. W of Dalecarlia Parkway and 300 ft SE of concrete culvert
Northwest No 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Park and Western Aves, NW 150 ft. NE of jct
Northwest No 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
5600 Western Ave
Northwest No 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
6422 Western Ave
Northwest No 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2701 Daniel Rd Rock Creek Park, about 165 ft NW of the centerline of Daniel Rd and 5 ft SE from edge of 2701 Daniel Rd
O Street Market
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1400 7th St, NW
Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel
  • Sight
  • NRHP
R St NW 29th St NW
Old Engine Company No 6
  • Sight
  • NRHP
438 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Old Naval Hospital
  • Sight
  • NRHP
921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Old Naval Observatory
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
23rd and E Sts, NW
Old Post Office and Clock Tower
  • Sight
  • NMall Mem
  • NRHP
Pennsylvania Ave NW 12th St NW
Old Stone House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3051 M St NW
Old Woodley Park Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by Rock Creek Park, 24th St, 29th St, Woodley Rd and Cathedral Ave, NW
Olympia Apartments
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1368 Euclid St NW
Oriental Building Association No 6 Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
600 F St, NW
Oscar W Underwood House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
2000 G St, NW
Owl's Nest
  • Sight
3031 Gates Rd, NW
Pan American Union
  • Sight
  • NRHP
17th St NW Between C St and Constitution Ave, NW
Park Tower
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2440 16th St NW
Penland, W H, and Company
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1211 - 1219 13th St, NW
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Sight
  • NHS
  • NMall Mem
  • NRHP
Pennsylvania Ave Roughly bounded by Constitution Ave, F St, 3rd St and 15th St NW
Perry Belmont House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1618 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Petersen House
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NMall Mem
  • NPS U
  • NRHPC
516 10th St NW E St NW
Petworth Gardens
  • Sight
  • NRHP
124, 126, 128 and 130 Webster St, NW
PHILADELPHIA (gundelo)
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
National Museum of American History
Pierce Mill
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Tilden St and Beach Dr, NW NW corner
Pierce Springhouse and Barn
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2400Block Tilden St and Beach Dr, NW
Pierce Still House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2400 Tilden St, NW
Pierce-Klingle Mansion
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Piney Branch Quarry Site
  • Sight
Address Restricted
Pink Palace
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2600 16th St, NW
Plymouth Theater
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1365 H St NE
Ponce de Leon Apartment Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
4514 Connecticut Ave, NW
Potomac Boat Club
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3530 Water St, NW
Potomac Palisades Site
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Address Restricted
President's House, Gallaudet College
  • Sight
  • NRHP
7th St and Florida Ave, NE
President's Office, George Washington University
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2003 G St, NW and 700 20th St, NW
President's Park South
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Constitution Ave
Prince Hall Masonic Temple
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1000 U St NW
Prospect House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3508 Prospect St, NW
Quality Hill
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3425 Prospect St, NW
Railroad Retirement Board Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
330 C St SW
Ralph Bunche House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1510 Jackson St, NE
Randall Junior High School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
65 I St, SW
Rathbone House
  • Sight
172 Jackson Pl
Rawlins Park
  • Sight
18th St NW and E St, NW
Renwick Museum
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
Pennsylvania Ave, NW NE corner with 17th St NW
Rhodes' Tavern
  • Lost
  • NRHP
601 - 603 15th St and 1431 F St NW
Riggs National Bank
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1503 - 1505 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Riggs National Bank, Washington Loan And Trust Company Branch
  • Sight
  • NRHP
9th and F Sts, NW SW corner
Riggs-Tompkins Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1403-1405 and 1413 Park Rd NW and 3300, 3306-3316, 3328, and 3336 14th St NW
Ringgold-Carroll House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1801 F St, NW
Robert Simpson Woodward House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1513 16th St NW
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Historic District
  • Sight
  • Parkway
  • NRHP
Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy
Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Webster St and Rock Creek Church Rd, NW
Rock Creek Park Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly, Rock Creek Park From Klingle Rd to Montgomery County line
Roosevelt Apartment Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1116 - 1118 F St, NE
Rosedale
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3501 Newark St, NW
Samuel Gompers House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
2122 1st St NW
Samuel Gompers Memorial
  • Sight
  • NMall Mem
  • NRHP
Massachusetts Ave, 10th and L Sts NW Reservation 69
Samuel Hahnemann Monument
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Massachusetts Ave and Rhode Island Ave Reservation 64, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Aves at Scott Cir NW
Schneider Triangle
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Bounded by Washington Circle, New Hampshire Ave NW, K, 22nd, and L Sts NW
Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store
  • Sight
  • NRHP
4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Second National Bank
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1331 G St, NW
Senator Theater
  • Sight
3950 Minnesota Ave, NE
Seventh Street Savings Bank
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1300 7th St NW
Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NRHP
  • NHL
144 Constitution Ave, NE
Shaw Junior High School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
7th St, and Rhode Island Ave, NW
Sheridan - Kalorama Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by Rock Creek Park, Connecticut Ave, NW, Florida Ave, NW, 22nd St, NW, and P St, NW
Simpson's, Billy, House of Seafood and Steaks
  • Sight
3815 Georgia Ave, NW
Sixteenth Street Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
16th St NW Between Scott Cir. and Florida Ave NW
Sixteenth Street Historic District (Boundary Increase)
  • Sight
  • NRHP
16th St NW
Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
Jefferson Dr SW L'Enfant Plaza
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3001 Connecticut Ave NW N of Cathedral Ave NW
Social Security Administration Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
330 Independence Ave SW
Southeast No 1 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Southern Ave and D St 30 ft. S of jct of Southern Ave and D St
Southeast No 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
4245 Southern Ave
Southeast No 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3908 Southern Ave
Southeast No 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
280 ft. NE of jct of Southern Ave and Valley Terrace
Southeast No 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
901 Southern Ave
Southeast No 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Southern Ave and Indian Head Rd 25 ft. NE of jct
Southeast No 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
0.225 mi S of Oxon Cove Br. and 420 ft. E of Shepherd Pkwy
Southern Aid Society--Dunbar Theater Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1901 - 1903 7th St NW
Southern Railway Building
  • Sight
1500 1500 K St NW 15th St NW
Spencer Carriage House and Stable
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2123 Twining Crt., NW
Springland
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3550 Tilden St NW
Springland Springhouse--Springland (Boundary Increase)
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3517 Springland Ln, NW
Square 1500
  • Sight
  • NRHP
4820,4860,4872 , 4874 Massachusetts Ave, and 4301 49th St NW
St Aloysius Catholic Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
N Capitol St and I St NW
St Elizabeths Hospital
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
2700 Martin Luther King Jr, Ave, SE
St John's Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
16th and H Sts, NW
St Luke's Episcopal Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
15th and Church Sts, NW
St Mark's Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3rd and A Sts, SE
St Mary's Episcopal Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
730 23rd St, NW
St Matthew's Cathedral And Rectory
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1725 - 1739 Rhode Island Ave NW
St Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Rock Creek Church Rd and Webster St NW
Steedman--Ray House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1925 F St, NW
Stevens, Thaddeus, School
  • Sight
1050 21st St NW L St NW
Stevens, Thaddeus, School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1050 Twenty-First St, NW
Stockton Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
720 20th St, NW
Strand Theater
  • Sight
  • NRHP
5129 - 5131 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE
Strivers' Section Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by New Hampshire and Florida Aves, 17th and 18th Sts along T, U, and Willard Sts NW
Strong, Hattie M, Residence Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
620 21st St, NW
Suitland Parkway
  • Sight
  • Parkway
  • NRHP
From the Anacostia R. in the District of Columbia to Pennsylvania Ave in Prince George's County, Maryland
Sulgrave Club
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1801 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Sumner, Charles, School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
17th and M Sts, NW
Sun Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1317 F St NW
Syphax, William, School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1360 HalF St, SW
Taft Bridge
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Connecticut Ave NW Rock Creek
Takoma Park Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by DC-MD boundary, 7th, Piney Branch, Aspen, and Fern Sts
Temperance Fountain
  • Sight
  • NRHP
7th St and Indiana Ave NW
Tenth Precinct Station House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
750 Park Rd NW
The Causeway
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3029 Klingle Rd, NW
The Highlands
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
The Lindens
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2401 Kalorama Rd, NW
The Methodist Cemetery
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Murdock Mill Rd Between River Rd and 42nd St
The Octagon
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1799 New York Ave NW 18th St NW
The Phillips Collection
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NRHP
1600 - 1614 21st St NW
The Plymouth
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1236 11th St NW
The Second Baptist Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
816 3rd St NW H St Nw
The St Regis Washington DC
  • Lodging
  • Sight
  • NRHP
923 16th St NW K St
The White House
  • Sight
  • TC
  • AIA Fav
  • 1001 Hist
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
  • Sight
  • NMem
  • NRHP
S of Key Bridge in the Potomac River
Third Baptist Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1546 5th St, NW
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Sight
  • NMem
  • NMall Mem
  • NRHP
  • AIA Fav
E Basin Dr SW, S bank of the Tidal Basin Tidal Basin
Thomas Law House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1252 6th St, SW
Thomas Nelson Page House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1759 R St, NW
Titanic Memorial
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Water St and P St, SW Reservation 717, SW Waterfront Park
Tivoli Theater
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3301 - 3325 14th St NW
Tower Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1401 K St, NW
Trades Hall of National Training School for Women and Girls
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
601 50th St, NE
Trinity Towers
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3023 14th St, NW
Truck Company F
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1336 - 1338 Park Rd NW
Truck House No 13
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1342 Florida Ave NE
True Reformer Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1200 U St, NW
Tucker House and Myers House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2310 - 2320 S St, NW
Tudor Place
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1644 31st St, NW
Twin Oaks
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3225 Woodley Rd
Uline Ice Company Plant and Arena Complex
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1132, 1140 and 1146 3rd St NE
Union Station
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • AIA Fav
Massachusetts and Louisiana Aves and 1st St, NE
Union Station Plaza and Columbus Fountain
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1st St, Massachusetts and Louisiana Aves, NE
Union Station Plaza and Columbus Fountain (Boundary Increase)
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Massachusetts, Louisiana and Delaware Aves and 1st St NW
Union Trust Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
740 15th St NW
United Brick Corporation Brick Complex
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2801 New York Ave NE
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners--Local 132
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1010 10th St NW, 1001 K St NW
United Mine Workers of America
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
900 15th St NW
United States Capitol
  • Sight
  • AIA Fav
  • 1001 Hist
  • WDD
1st St NW Constitution Ave NW
United States Daughters of 1812, National Headquarters
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1461 Rhode Island Ave NW
United States Supreme Court Building
  • Sight
  • NHL
  • AIA Fav
  • 1001 Hist
  • WDD
1 1st St NE E Capitol St NE
US Capitol Gatehouses And Gateposts
  • Sight
  • NRHP
7th St, 15th St, and 17th St and Constitution Ave NW
US Chamber of Commerce Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1615 H St NW
US Court Of Military Appeals
  • Sight
  • NRHP
450 E St, NW
US Courthouse--District of Columbia
  • Sight
  • NRHP
333 Constitution Ave NW
US Department of Agriculture Administration Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
12th St and Jefferson Dr, SW
US Department of Agriculture South Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
14th St and Independence Ave, SW
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Sight
  • NRHP
451 7th St, SW
US Department of the Interior Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
18th St NW and C St NW
US Department of the Treasury
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
US General Accounting Office Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
441 G St, NW
US Marine Corps Barracks and Commandant's House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
8th St SE I St SE
US National Arboretum
  • Sight
  • NRHP
24th and R Sts, NE
US Public Health Service Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1951 Constitution Ave NW
US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
Rock Creek Church Rd, NW
US Tax Court
  • Sight
  • NRHP
400 2nd St, NW
USS SEQUOIA (yacht)
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
Hains Point
Van Ness Mausoleum
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3001 R St NW Oak Hill Cemetary
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Sight
  • NMall Mem
  • NRHP
  • AIA Fav
West end of Constitution Gardens
Vigilant Firehouse
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1066 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Volta Laboratory and Bureau
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
1537 35th St, NW and Carriage House behind 1527 35th St, NW Volta Pl NW
W B Hibbs and Company Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
725 15th St NW
Waggaman--Ray Commercial Row
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1141, 1143 and 1145 Connecticut Ave NW
Walsh Stable
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1511 22nd St NW At rear
Warder-Totten House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2633 16th St, NW
Wardman Park Annex and Arcade
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2600 Woodley Rd NW
Wardman Row
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1416 - 1440 R St NW
Warner Theatre
  • Sight
513 13th Street NW
Washington and Georgetown Railroad Car House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
770 M St SE 8th St SE
Washington Aqueduct
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
5900 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Washington Canoe Club
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3700 K St, NW
Washington Club
  • Sight
  • NRHP
15 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC Radio Terminal
  • Sight
  • PRHP
4623 41 St NW
Washington Heights Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Bounded by Columbia Rd, NW, 19th St NW, 18th St NW and Florida Ave NW
Washington Monument
  • Sight
  • NM
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The Duplicity of Hargraves

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When Major Pendleton Talbot, of Mobile, sir, and his daughter, Miss Lydia Talbot, came to Washington to reside, they selected for a boarding place a house that stood fifty yards back from one of the quietest avenues. It was an old-fashioned brick building, with a portico upheld by tall white pillars. The yard was shaded by stately locusts and elms, and a catalpa tree in season rained its pink and white blossoms upon the grass. Rows of high box bushes lined the fence and walks. It was the Southern style and aspect of the place that pleased the eyes of the Talbots.

In this pleasant, private boarding house they engaged rooms, including a study for Major Talbot, who was adding the finishing chapters to his book, "Anecdotes and Reminiscences of the Alabama Army, Bench, and Bar."

Major Talbot was of the old, old South. The present day had little interest or excellence in his eyes. His mind lived in that period before the Civil War, when the Talbots owned thousands of acres of fine cotton land and the slaves to till them; when the family mansion was the scene of princely hospitality, and drew its guests from the aristocracy of the South. Out of that period he had brought all its old pride and scruples of honour, an antiquated and punctilious politeness, and (you would think) its wardrobe.

Such clothes were surely never made within fifty years. The major was tall, but whenever he made that wonderful, archaic genuflexion he called a bow, the corners of his frock coat swept the floor. That garment was a surprise even to Washington, which has long ago ceased to shy at the frocks and broad brimmed hats of Southern congressmen. One of the boarders christened it a "Father Hubbard," and it certainly was high in the waist and full in the skirt.

But the major, with all his queer clothes, his immense area of plaited, ravelling shirt bosom, and the little black string tie with the bow always slipping on one side, both was smiled at and liked in Mrs Vardeman's select boarding house. Some of the young department clerks would often "string him," as they called it, getting him started upon the subject dearest to him - the traditions and history of his beloved Southland. During his talks he would quote freely from the "Anecdotes and Reminiscences." But they were very careful not to let him see their designs, for in spite of his sixty-eight years, he could make the boldest of them uncomfortable under the steady regard of his piercing gray eyes.

Miss Lydia was a plump, little old maid of thirty-five, with smoothly drawn, tightly twisted hair that made her look still older. Old fashioned, too, she was; but ante - bellum glory did not radiate from her as it did from the major. She possessed a thrifty common sense; and it was she who handled the finances of the family, and met all comers when there were bills to pay. The major regarded board bills and wash bills as contemptible nuisances. They kept coming in so persistently and so often. Why, the major wanted to know, could they not be filed and paid in a lump sum at some convenient period - say when the "Anecdotes and Reminiscences" had been published and paid for? Miss Lydia would calmly go on with her sewing and say, "We'll pay as we go as long as the money lasts, and then perhaps they'll have to lump it."

Most of Mrs Vardeman's boarders were away during the day, being nearly all department clerks and business men; but there was one of them who was about the house a great deal from morning to night. This was a young man named Henry Hopkins Hargraves - everyone in the house addressed him by his full name - who was engaged at one of the popular vaudeville theatres. Vaudeville has risen to such a respectable plane in the last few years, and Mr Hargraves was such a modest and well-mannered person, that Mrs Vardeman could find no objection to enrolling him upon her list of boarders.

At the theatre Hargraves was known as an all-round dialect comedian, having a large repertoire of German, Irish, Swede, and black-face specialties. But Mr. Hargraves was ambitious, and often spoke of his great desire to succeed in legitimate comedy.

This young man appeared to conceive a strong fancy for Major Talbot. Whenever that gentleman would begin his Southern reminiscences, or repeat some of the liveliest of the anecdotes, Hargraves could always be found, the most attentive among his listeners.

For a time the major showed an inclination to discourage the advances of the "play actor," as he privately termed him; but soon the young man's agreeable manner and indubitable appreciation of the old gentleman's stories completely won him over.

It was not long before the two were like old chums. The major set apart each afternoon to read to him the manuscript of his book. During the anecdotes Hargraves never failed to laugh at exactly the right point. The major was moved to declare to Miss Lydia one day that young Hargraves possessed remarkable perception and a gratifying respect for the old regime. And when it came to talking of those old days - if Major Talbot liked to talk, Mr Hargraves was entranced to listen.

Like almost all old people who talk of the past, the major loved to linger over details. In describing the splendid, almost royal, days of the old planters, he would hesitate until he had recalled the name of the Negro who held his horse, or the exact date of certain minor happenings, or the number of bales of cotton raised in such a year; but Hargraves never grew impatient or lost interest. On the contrary, he would advance questions on a variety of subjects connected with the life of that time, and he never failed to extract ready replies.

The fox hunts, the 'possum suppers, the hoe downs and jubilees in the Negro quarters, the banquets in the plantation-house hall, when invitations went for fifty miles around; the occasional feuds with the neighbouring gentry; the major's duel with Rathbone Culbertson about Kitty Chalmers, who afterward married a Thwaite of South Carolina; and private yacht races for fabulous sums on Mobile Bay; the quaint beliefs, improvident habits, and loyal virtues of the old slaves - all these were subjects that held both the major and Hargraves absorbed for hours at a time.

Sometimes, at night, when the young man would be coming upstairs to his room after his turn at the theatre was over, the major would appear at the door of his study and beckon archly to him. Going in, Hargraves would find a little table set with a decanter, sugar bowl, fruit, and a big bunch of fresh green mint.

"It occurred to me," the major would begin - he was always ceremonious - "that perhaps you might have found your duties at the - at your place of occupation - sufficiently arduous to enable you, Mr Hargraves, to appreciate what the poet might well have had in his mind when he wrote, 'tired Nature's sweet restorer,' - one of our Southern juleps."

It was a fascination to Hargraves to watch him make it. He took rank among artists when he began, and he never varied the process. With what delicacy he bruised the mint; with what exquisite nicety he estimated the ingredients; with what solicitous care he capped the compound with the scarlet fruit glowing against the dark green fringe! And then the hospitality and grace with which he offered it, after the selected oat straws had been plunged into its tinkling depths!

After about four months in Washington, Miss Lydia discovered one morning that they were almost without money. The "Anecdotes and Reminiscences" was completed, but publishers had not jumped at the collected gems of Alabama sense and wit. The rental of a small house which they still owned in Mobile was two months in arrears. Their board money for the month would be due in three days. Miss Lydia called her father to a consultation.

"No money?" said he with a surprised look. "It is quite annoying to be called on so frequently for these petty sums. Really, I -"

The major searched his pockets. He found only a two-dollar bill, which he returned to his vest pocket.

"I must attend to this at once, Lydia," he said. "Kindly get me my umbrella and I will go downtown immediately. The congressman from our district, General Fulghum, assured me some days ago that he would use his influence to get my book published at an early date. I will go to his hotel at once and see what arrangement has been made."

With a sad little smile Miss Lydia watched him button his "Father Hubbard" and depart, pausing at the door, as he always did, to bow profoundly.

That evening, at dark, he returned. It seemed that Congressman Fulghum had seen the publisher who had the major's manuscript for reading. That person had said that if the anecdotes, etc., were carefully pruned down about one half, in order to eliminate the sectional and class prejudice with which the book was dyed from end to end, he might consider its publication.

The major was in a white heat of anger, but regained his equanimity, according to his code of manners, as soon as he was in Miss Lydia's presence.

"We must have money," said Miss Lydia, with a little wrinkle above her nose. "Give me the two dollars, and I will telegraph to Uncle Ralph for some to-night."

The major drew a small envelope from his upper vest pocket and tossed it on the table.

"Perhaps it was injudicious," he said mildly, "but the sum was so merely nominal that I bought tickets to the theatre to-night. It's a new war drama, Lydia. I thought you would be pleased to witness its first production in Washington. I am told that the South has very fair treatment in the play. I confess I should like to see the performance myself."

Miss Lydia threw up her hands in silent despair.

Still, as the tickets were bought, they might as well be used. So that evening, as they sat in the theatre listening to the lively overture, even Miss Lydia was minded to relegate their troubles, for the hour, to second place. The major, in spotless linen, with his extraordinary coat showing only where it was closely buttoned, and his white hair smoothly roached, looked really fine and distinguished. The curtain went up on the first act of "A Magnolia Flower," revealing a typical Southern plantation scene. Major Talbot betrayed some interest.

"Oh, see!" exclaimed Miss Lydia, nudging his arm, and pointing to her programme. The major put on his glasses and read the line in the cast of characters that her finger indicated.

Col Webster Calhoun . . . . . H Hopkins Hargraves.

"It's our Mr Hargraves," said Miss Lydia. "It must be his first appearance in what he calls 'the legitimate.' I'm so glad for him." Not until the second act did Col Webster Calhoun appear upon the stage. When he made his entry Major Talbot gave an audible sniff, glared at him, and seemed to freeze solid. Miss Lydia uttered a little, ambiguous squeak and crumpled her programme in her hand. For Colonel Calhoun was made up as nearly resembling Major Talbot as one pea does another. The long, thin white hair, curly at the ends, the aristocratic beak of a nose, the crumpled, wide, ravelling shirt front, the string tie, with the bow nearly under one ear, were almost exactly duplicated. And then, to clinch the imitation, he wore the twin to the major's supposed to be unparalleled coat. High-collared, baggy, empire-waisted, ample-skirted, hanging a foot lower in front than behind, the garment could have been designed from no other pattern. From then on, the major and Miss Lydia sat bewitched, and saw the counterfeit presentment of a haughty Talbot "dragged," as the major afterward expressed it, "through the slanderous mire of a corrupt stage."

Mr Hargraves had used his opportunities well. He had caught the major's little idiosyncrasies of speech, accent, and intonation and his pompous courtliness to perfection - exaggerating all to the purposes of the stage. When he performed that marvellous bow that the major fondly imagined to be the pink of all salutations, the audience sent forth a sudden round of hearty applause.

Miss Lydia sat immovable, not daring to glance toward her father. Sometimes her hand next to him would be laid against her cheek, as if to conceal the smile which, in spite of her disapproval, she could not entirely suppress.

The culmination of Hargraves's audacious imitation took place in the third act. The scene is where Colonel Calhoun entertains a few of the neighbouring planters in his "den."

Standing at a table in the centre of the stage, with his friends grouped about him, he delivers that inimitable, rambling, character monologue so famous in "A Magnolia Flower," at the same time that he deftly makes juleps for the party.

Major Talbot, sitting quietly, but white with indignation, heard his best stories retold, his pet theories and hobbies advanced and expanded, and the dream of the "Anecdotes and Reminiscences" served, exaggerated and garbled. His favourite narrative - that of his duel with Rathbone Culbertson - was not omitted, and it was delivered with more fire, egotism, and gusto than the major himself put into it.

The monologue concluded with a quaint, delicious, witty little lecture on the art of concocting a julep, illustrated by the act. Here Major Talbot's delicate but showy science was reproduced to a hair's breadth - from his dainty handling of the fragrant weed - "the one-thousandth part of a grain too much pressure, gentlemen, and you extract the bitterness, instead of the aroma, of this heaven-bestowed plant" - to his solicitous selection of the oaten straws.

At the close of the scene the audience raised a tumultuous roar of appreciation. The portrayal of the type was so exact, so sure and thorough, that the leading characters in the play were forgotten. After repeated calls, Hargraves came before the curtain and bowed, his rather boyish face bright and flushed with the knowledge of success.

At last Miss Lydia turned and looked at the major. His thin nostrils were working like the gills of a fish. He laid both shaking hands upon the arms of his chair to rise.

"We will go, Lydia," he said chokingly. "This is an abominable - desecration."

Before he could rise, she pulled him back into his seat. "We will stay it out," she declared. "Do you want to advertise the copy by exhibiting the original coat?" So they remained to the end.

Hargraves's success must have kept him up late that night, for neither at the breakfast nor at the dinner table did he appear.

About three in the afternoon he tapped at the door of Major Talbot's study. The major opened it, and Hargraves walked in with his hands full of the morning papers - too full of his triumph to notice anything unusual in the major's demeanour.

"I put it all over 'em last night, major," he began exultantly. "I had my inning, and, I think, scored. Here's what the - Post - says:

His conception and portrayal of the old-time Southern colonel, with his absurd grandiloquence, his eccentric garb, his quaint idioms and phrases, his moth-eaten pride of family, and his really kind heart, fastidious sense of honour, and lovable simplicity, is the best delineation of a character role on the boards to-day. The coat worn by Colonel Calhoun is itself nothing less than an evolution of genius. Mr Hargraves has captured his public.

"How does that sound, major, for a first nighter?"

"I had the honour" - the major's voice sounded ominously frigid - "of witnessing your very remarkable performance, sir, last night.

" Hargraves looked disconcerted."

You were there? I didn't know you ever - I didn't know you cared for the theatre. Oh, I say, Major Talbot," he exclaimed frankly, "don't you be offended. I admit I did get a lot of pointers from you that helped me out wonderfully in the part. But it's a type, you know - not individual. The way the audience caught on shows that. Half the patrons of that theatre are Southerners. They recognized it."

"Mr Hargraves," said the major, who had remained standing, "you have put upon me an unpardonable insult. You have burlesqued my person, grossly betrayed my confidence, and misused my hospitality. If I thought you possessed the faintest conception of what is the sign manual of a gentleman, or what is due one, I would call you out, sir, old as I am. I will ask you to leave the room, sir."

The actor appeared to be slightly bewildered, and seemed hardly to take in the full meaning of the old gentleman's words.

"I am truly sorry you took offence," he said regretfully. "Up here we don't look at things just as you people do. I know men who would buy out half the house to have their personality put on the stage so the public would recognize it."

"They are not from Alabama, sir," said the major haughtily.

"Perhaps not. I have a pretty good memory, major; let me quote a few lines from your book. In response to a toast at a banquet given in - Milledgeville, I believe - you uttered, and intend to have printed, these words:

The Northern man is utterly without sentiment or warmth except in so far as the feelings may be turned to his own commercial profit. He will suffer without resentment any imputation cast upon the honour of himself or his loved ones that does not bear with it the consequence of pecuniary loss. In his charity, he gives with a liberal hand; but it must be heralded with the trumpet and chronicled in brass.

"Do you think that picture is fairer than the one you saw of Colonel Calhoun last night?"

"The description," said the major frowning, "is - not without grounds. Some exag - latitude must be allowed in public speaking."

"And in public acting," replied Hargraves.

"That is not the point," persisted the major, unrelenting. "It was a personal caricature. I positively decline to overlook it, sir."

"Major Talbot," said Hargraves, with a winning smile, "I wish you would understand me. I want you to know that I never dreamed of insulting you. In my profession, all life belongs to me. I take what I want, and what I can, and return it over the footlights. Now, if you will, let's let it go at that. I came in to see you about something else. We've been pretty good friends for some months, and I'm going to take the risk of offending you again. I know you are hard up for money - never mind how I found out; a boarding house is no place to keep such matters secret - and I want you to let me help you out of the pinch. I've been there often enough myself. I've been getting a fair salary all the season, and I've saved some money. You're welcome to a couple hundred - or even more - until you get -"

"Stop!" commanded the major, with his arm outstretched. "It seems that my book didn't lie, after all. You think your money salve will heal all the hurts of honour. Under no circumstances would I accept a loan from a casual acquaintance; and as to you, sir, I would starve before I would consider your insulting offer of a financial adjustment of the circumstances we have discussed. I beg to repeat my request relative to your quitting the apartment."

Hargraves took his departure without another word. He also left the house the same day, moving, as Mrs Vardeman explained at the supper table, nearer the vicinity of the down-town theatre, where "A Magnolia Flower" was booked for a week's run.

Critical was the situation with Major Talbot and Miss Lydia. There was no one in Washington to whom the major's scruples allowed him to apply for a loan. Miss Lydia wrote a letter to Uncle Ralph, but it was doubtful whether that relative's constricted affairs would permit him to furnish help. The major was forced to make an apologetic address to Mrs Vardeman regarding the delayed payment for board, referring to "delinquent rentals" and "delayed remittances" in a rather confused strain.

Deliverance came from an entirely unexpected source.

Late one afternoon the door maid came up and announced an old coloured man who wanted to see Major Talbot. The major asked that he be sent up to his study. Soon an old darkey appeared in the doorway, with his hat in hand, bowing, and scraping with one clumsy foot. He was quite decently dressed in a baggy suit of black. His big, coarse shoes shone with a metallic lustre suggestive of stove polish. His bushy wool was gray - almost white. After middle life, it is difficult to estimate the age of a Negro. This one might have seen as many years as had Major Talbot.

"I be bound you don't know me, Mars' Pendleton," were his first words.

The major rose and came forward at the old, familiar style of address. It was one of the old plantation darkeys without a doubt; but they had been widely scattered, and he could not recall the voice or face.

"I don't believe I do," he said kindly - "unless you will assist my memory."

"Don't you 'member Cindy's Mose, Mars' Pendleton, what 'migrated 'mediately after de war?"

"Wait a moment," said the major, rubbing his forehead with the tips of his fingers. He loved to recall everything connected with those beloved days. "Cindy's Mose," he reflected. "You worked among the horses - breaking the colts. Yes, I remember now. After the surrender, you took the name of - don't prompt me - Mitchell, and went to the West - to Nebraska."

"Yassir, yassir," - the old man's face stretched with a delighted grin - "dat's him, dat's it. Newbraska. Dat's me - Mose Mitchell. Old Uncle Mose Mitchell, dey calls me now. Old mars', your pa, gimme a pah of dem mule colts when I lef' fur to staht me goin' with. You 'member dem colts, Mars' Pendleton?"

"I don't seem to recall the colts," said the major. "You know I was married the first year of the war and living at the old Follinsbee place. But sit down, sit down, Uncle Mose. I'm glad to see you. I hope you have prospered."

Uncle Mose took a chair and laid his hat carefully on the floor beside it.

"Yassir; of late I done mouty famous. When I first got to Newbraska, dey folks come all roun' me to see dem mule colts. Dey ain't see no mules like dem in Newbraska. I sold dem mules for three hundred dollars. Yassir - three hundred.

"Den I open a blacksmith shop, suh, and made some money and bought some lan'. Me and my old 'oman done raised up seb'm chillun, and all doin' well 'cept two of 'em what died. Fo' year ago a railroad come along and staht a town slam ag'inst my lan', and, suh, Mars' Pendleton, Uncle Mose am worth leb'm thousand dollars in money, property, and lan'."

"I'm glad to hear it," said the major heartily. "Glad to hear it."

"And dat little baby of yo'n, Mars' Pendleton - one what you name Miss Lyddy - I be bound dat little tad done growed up tell nobody wouldn't know her."

The major stepped to the door and called: "Lydia, dear, will you come?"

Miss Lydia, looking quite grown up and a little worried, came in from her room.

"Dar, now! What'd I tell you? I knowed dat baby done be plum growed up. You don't 'member Uncle Mose, child?"

"This is Aunt Cindy's Mose, Lydia," explained the major. "He left Sunnymead for the West when you were two years old."

"Well," said Miss Lydia, "I can hardly be expected to remember you, Uncle Mose, at that age. And, as you say, I'm 'plum growed up,' and was a blessed long time ago. But I'm glad to see you, even if I can't remember you."

And she was. And so was the major. Something alive and tangible had come to link them with the happy past. The three sat and talked over the olden times, the major and Uncle Mose correcting or prompting each other as they reviewed the plantation scenes and days.

The major inquired what the old man was doing so far from his home.

"Uncle Mose am a delicate," he explained, "to de grand Baptis' convention in dis city. I never preached none, but bein' a residin' elder in de church, and able fur to pay my own expenses, dey sent me along."

"And how did you know we were in Washington?" inquired Miss Lydia.

"Dey's a cullud man works in de hotel whar I stops, what comes from Mobile. He told me he seen Mars' Pendleton comin' outen dish here house one mawnin'.

"What I come fur," continued Uncle Mose, reaching into his pocket - "besides de sight of home folks - was to pay Mars' Pendleton what I owes him."

"Owe me?" said the major, in surprise.

"Yassir - three hundred dollars." He handed the major a roll of bills. "When I lef' old mars' says: 'Take dem mule colts, Mose, and, if it be so you gits able, pay fur 'em'. Yassir - dem was his words. De war had done lef' old mars' po' hisself. Old mars' bein' 'long ago dead, de debt descends to Mars' Pendleton. Three hundred dollars. Uncle Mose is plenty able to pay now. When dat railroad buy my lan' I laid off to pay fur dem mules. Count de money, Mars' Pendleton. Dat's what I sold dem mules f'ur. Yassir."

Tears were in Major Talbot's eyes. He took Uncle Mose's hand and laid his other upon his shoulder.

"Dear, faithful, old servitor," he said in an unsteady voice, "I don't mind saying to you that 'Mars' Pendleton' spent his last dollar in the world a week ago. We will accept this money, Uncle Mose, since, in a way, it is a sort of payment, as well as a token of the loyalty and devotion of the old regime. Lydia, my dear, take the money. You are better fitted than I to manage its expenditure."

"Take it, honey," said Uncle Mose. "Hit belongs to you. Hit's Talbot money."

After Uncle Mose had gone, Miss Lydia had a good cry - for joy; and the major turned his face to a corner, and smoked his clay pipe volcanically.

The succeeding days saw the Talbots restored to peace and ease. Miss Lydia's face lost its worried look. The major appeared in a new frock coat, in which he looked like a wax figure personifying the memory of his golden age. Another publisher who read the manuscript of the "Anecdotes and Reminiscences" thought that, with a little retouching and toning down of the high lights, he could make a really bright and salable volume of it. Altogether, the situation was comfortable, and not without the touch of hope that is often sweeter than arrived blessings.

One day, about a week after their piece of good luck, a maid brought a letter for Miss Lydia to her room. The postmark showed that it was from New York. Not knowing any one there, Miss Lydia, in a mild flutter of wonder, sat down by her table and opened the letter with her scissors. This was what she read:

Dear Miss Talbot:

I thought you might be glad to learn of my good fortune. I have received and accepted an offer of two hundred dollars per week by a New York stock company to play Colonel Calhoun in "A Magnolia Flower."

There is something else I wanted you to know. I guess you'd better not tell Major Talbot. I was anxious to make him some amends for the great help he was to me in studying the part, and for the bad humour he was in about it. He refused to let me, so I did it anyhow. I could easily spare the three hundred.Sincerely yours,H Hopkins Hargraves,

PS How did I play Uncle Mose?

Major Talbot, passing through the hall, saw Miss Lydia's door open and stopped.

"Any mail for us this morning, Lydia, dear?" he asked.

Miss Lydia slid the letter beneath a fold of her dress. "The - Mobile Chronicle - came," she said promptly. "It's on the table in your study."

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