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Blair House, 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
1651 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-45
Building/structure dates: 1824 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1860 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000963
Significance: The stately residence of Major Gist Blair located in the city of Washington, at 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue, is at once architecturally charming and a veritable treasure house for cultural antiquities. Dr. William Thornton is purported to have been the architect for the original building although to date no documentary proof to support such a supposition is available.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Blair, Maj. Gist
Thornton, Dr. William


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
5. Historic American Buildings Survey F. D. Nichols, Photographer FRONT ELEVATION
6. Historic American Buildings Survey F. D. Nichols, Photographer DETAIL OF ENTRANCE


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