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William A. Petersen House, 516 Tenth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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HB274766
Main Elevation

HB274767
Main Elevation, Detail Of Bootscraper

HB274768
View Of Double Parlor

HB274769
View Of Bedroom


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Location
516 Tenth Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-165
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-69).
Building/structure dates: 1849 initial construction
Significance: The Petersen House was built by William A. Petersen in 1849. The home was the scene of President Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865. Lincoln was brought to a small bedroom on the first floor after being shot by John Wilkes Booth while across the street at Ford's theater. The U.S. Government purchased the house in 1896 and placed it under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service thirty years later. Today it is known as the house where Lincoln died.

Subjects
U.S. Presidents
Brick Buildings
Galleries & Museums


Related Names
Lincoln, Pres. Abraham
Petersen, William A.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN ELEVATION
2. MAIN ELEVATION, DETAIL OF BOOTSCRAPER
3. VIEW OF DOUBLE PARLOR
4. VIEW OF BEDROOM
MAIN ELEVATION


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