Clarence Moore / Mabel Swift
Did You Know?
This majestic Beaux-Arts building , now the Uzbekistan Embassy, was built in the early 1900s as a residence for a wealthy sportsman, Clarence Moore. Legend has it that he sailed to England in 1912 to acquire foxhounds for the Chevy Chase Hunt Club (later Country Club) but died on his return aboard the Titanic. (The dogs made it safely on another boat.) The home was bought by Mabel Swift of the Chicago Swift family, owners of one of the nation’s largest meat-packing companies of the early 1900s. The building later served as the Embassy of Canada.