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Cutts-Madison House


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

  • As Noted In: Phantom Register of Historic Places, Phantom

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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1820/00/00 Richard Cutts Home Cutts-Madison House is built for Comptroller of the Treasury Richard Cutts (1771-1845) and his wife Anna (1779-1832), Dolley Madison's younger sister.
1828/08/22 James Madison Owner Released on a plea of insolvency, Cutts agrees with the bank holding the mortgage to sell his house and lot to former President James Madison in satisfaction of a loan. The house and grounds were then appraised at 5,750 dollars.
1828/08/22 Richard Cutts Seller Released on a plea of insolvency, Cutts agrees with the bank holding the mortgage to sell his house and lot to former President James Madison in satisfaction of a loan. The house and grounds were then appraised at 5,750 dollars.
1837/11/00 Dolley Madison Home In order to economize, Dolley Madison moves to Lafayette Sq. James Monroe, John Q Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K Polk, Zachary Taylor, John C Calhoun, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster will visit her.
1849/07/12 Dolley Madison Died Dolley Madison dies at home, Cutts-Madison House, Washington Funeral for Dolley Madison
1849/08/00 John Payne Todd Home John Payne Todd inherits Cutts-Madison home from his mother.
1851/00/00 Admiral Charles Wilkes Home Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes buys the Cutts-Madison House from John Payne Todd.
1858/00/00 After being named Special Envoy to Central America, Sir William Gore Ouseley rents Cutts-Madison on his way to the region and entertains lavishly.
1861/07/26 George B McClellan Union General General George B McClellan begins using the Madison house as his Washington headquarters. McClellan left in late October for new headquarters at a house at the corner of H Street NW and 15th Street NW (razed).
1886/00/00 The Wilkes family sells the Cutts-Madison to the Cosmos Club for 40,000 dollars.
1962/02/00 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Preservationist Mrs Kennedy lobbies GSA director Bernard L Boutin to stop the demolition of townhouses on Lafayette Sq. Mrs Kennedy then enlisted architect John Carl Warnecke to create a design which would incorporate the new buildings with the old.

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Particulars for Cutts-Madison House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Category for Historic Use Government
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling
Building Style Townhouse




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