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Swann House

The Swann House bed and breakfast located at 1808 New Hampshire Avenue NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Built in 1883 (total cost of construction – $18,000) for architect and artist Walter Paris, the building reflects a combination of the Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque architectural styles. The Swann House is designated a contributing property to the Dupont Circle Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Previous occupants include Colonel Theodore W. Tyrer, Eva Roberts Cromwell (the widow of Oliver Eaton Cromwell; her marriage to investment banker Edward T. Stotesbury in 1912 took place at the home; wedding guests included President William Howard Taft, First Lady Helen Herron Taft, and banker J. P. Morgan), academic and politician David F. Houston, chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board Edward Philip Farley, U.S. ambassador to Ireland George A. Garrett, and various residents when the property operated as a boarding house from the 1940s-1990s.

 

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This is one of my older photos I originally uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

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Taken on April 4, 2009