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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1838/00/00 Henry Clay Life Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky teaches Capt Frederick Marryat the proper way to mix a Mint Julep, at the old Willard Hotel, Washington DC. Mint Julep
1838/00/00 Frederick Marryat Life Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky teaches Capt Frederick Marryat the proper way to mix a Mint Julep, at the old Willard Hotel, Washington DC. Mint Julep
1861/02/04 William Cabell Rives Delegate More than 100 politicians from the southern United States meet in Washington to prevent slave states from seceding from the Union. Prelude to the American Civil War
1861/02/04 George William Summers Delegate More than 100 politicians from the southern United States meet in Washington to prevent slave states from seceding from the Union. Prelude to the American Civil War
1861/02/04 Salmon Portland Chase Delegate More than 100 politicians from the southern United States meet in Washington to prevent slave states from seceding from the Union. Prelude to the American Civil War
1861/02/23 Elihu Benjamin Washburne Welcoming Committee On the train platform in Washington, Congressman Elihu B Washburne sees his friend and says, "Abe, you can't play that on me." Congressman Washburne then escorts Lincoln to the Willard Hotel. President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/23 Abraham Lincoln Public Office On the train platform in Washington, Congressman Elihu B Washburne sees his friend and says, "Abe, you can't play that on me." Congressman Washburne then escorts Lincoln to the Willard Hotel. President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/11/19 Julia Ward Howe Lyricist Staying at the Willard Hotel in Washington on the night of November 18, Howe awakes and write the verses to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" in the gray of the morning twilight. The Battle Hymn of the Republic
1901/00/00 George A Fuller Co Contractor Current Willard Hotel opens
1901/00/00 Henry J Hardenbergh Architect Current Willard Hotel opens
1916/00/00 Woodrow Wilson Diplomat Woodrow Wilson host the "League to Enforce Peace" meetings in the lobby of the Willard Hotel League of Nations
1922/04/22 Warren G Harding Attendee President Harding, Vice President Coolidge, Secretary Hughes and members of the Cabinet and the Brazilian Ambassador attend the Gridiron dinner, hosted by Gridiron Club and Foundation, a journalist organization founded in 1885
1922/04/23 Calvin Coolidge Hotel Guest Fire starts in the 10 floor ballroom of the Willard Hotel, guest are evacuated to the hotel's Peacock Ally.
1922/04/23 John Philip Sousa Hotel Guest Fire starts in the 10 floor ballroom of the Willard Hotel, guest are evacuated to the hotel's Peacock Ally.
1961/01/19 John F Kennedy US President JFK and LBJ's Inaugural Dinner on the eve of the inauguration includes Shrimp Lamaze, Blue Point Oysters, Prime Filet Mignon and a selection of fine wines. JFK and Mary Hemingway discus Porter's "Ship of Fools". Ship of Fools (Porter book) JFK Presidential Election
1961/01/19 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis First Lady JFK and LBJ's Inaugural Dinner on the eve of the inauguration includes Shrimp Lamaze, Blue Point Oysters, Prime Filet Mignon and a selection of fine wines. JFK and Mary Hemingway discus Porter's "Ship of Fools". Ship of Fools (Porter book) JFK Presidential Election
1961/01/19 Lyndon Baynes Johnson Vice President JFK and LBJ's Inaugural Dinner on the eve of the inauguration includes Shrimp Lamaze, Blue Point Oysters, Prime Filet Mignon and a selection of fine wines. JFK and Mary Hemingway discus Porter's "Ship of Fools". Ship of Fools (Porter book) JFK Presidential Election
1963/08/27 Martin Luther King Jr Author During his stay at the Willard Hotel, Martin Luther King Jr works on his speech for the March on Washington. I have a Dream (King speech)
2001/00/00 Steven Spielberg Director Steven Spielberg films scenes for "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise and Max von Sydow in the Willard Hotel's kitchen, Peacock Alley and Willard Room, summer of 2001

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FoodTypeDescription
FoodTypeDescription
Mint Julep Cocktail Makers Mark bourbon Mint Juleps are served in the Round Robin bar



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Particulars for Willard Hotel:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hotel
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 74002177
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Hardenbergh,Henry Janeway; Fuller,George A.,Co.
Architectural Style: Beaux arts
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Commerce, Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1900, 1904, 1925
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Hotel
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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Lodging
Lodging Attribute Grand Hotel
Lodging Style Hotel
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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