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Bowie-Sevier House, 3124 Q Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-60
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N653).
Building/structure dates: 1808 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1919 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2000 subsequent work
Significance: Washington Bowie, merchant, real estate speculator, church vestryman, officer of the militia bank, director and one of Georgetown's wealthiest men in the first decades of the 19th century, built for himself and his large family a suitably monumental federal style house on heights of Georgetown, offering majestic views south toward the port of Georgetown. Built circa 1810 and attached to a much smaller slightly earlier dwelling the house's well-proportioned spices decorated with a blending of adamesque and classical revival details served elegantly until 1953 as home to only four families: The Bowies, the Nicholls, the Hollingsworths, and the Seviers. Upon the Death of Mrs. Ella Sevier, the house passed to the Episcopal church ministry to be enlarged as a retirement home for Episcopal women and as a memorial to her husband John's great Grandfather, General John Sevier. The first governor of Tennessee Congressman, and military hero....

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Town Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Bowie, Washington
Peaslee, Horace
Episcopal Senior Ministries
Tudor Place Foundation
Sevier, Ella
Sevier, John
Steele, Alyson E., Delineator
Stroik, Christopher V., Delineator
Comella, Lawrence J., Delineator
Lebovich, Bill, Historian
Boucher, Jack, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E. Peterson, Photographer June 21, 1942 VIEW OF NORTH ENTRANCE
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E. Peterson, Photographer June 21, 1942 NORTH ENTRANCE DETAIL


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