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General Montgomery Meigs House, 1239 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
General Montgomery Meigs House, 1239 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
1239 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-50
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Significance: Brick and stucco, first story rusticated, with coins and medallions, maudlin and dentilled cornice mansard roof; rectangular plan entrance portico and demi-octagonal bay window. Regency style. Chaste simplicity of the exterior stands in contrast with the interior which is rather characteristic of domestic work at the time the house was built. The home of General Meigs was built for large scale entertaining with provision for a corps of servants. The circular stair just inside the door is noteworthy for its fire-resistant character and the wood mantel of the front parlor displays French influence with a rare delicacy of handling

Subjects
Houses
Vocational Schools


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato - Photographer March 1958 WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION FROM THE N.W.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato Photographer March 1958 DETAIL - WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 STAIRWAY TO 2ND FLOOR
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer March 1958 MANTEL - FRONT PARLOR, 1ST FLOOR


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