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Home > District of Columbia > Washington > Woodley, 3000 Cathedral Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 North (front) Elevation From The N.e.
HB285688
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 North (front) Elevation From The N.e.
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 South (rear) Elevation From The S.e.
HB285689
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 South (rear) Elevation From The S.e.
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Portico Detail
HB285690
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Portico Detail
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Detail - Stairway Note Railing Across Window
HB285691
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Detail - Stairway Note Railing Across Window
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Mantel, Drawing Room
HB285692
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Mantel, Drawing Room
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Mantel Detail, S.e
HB285693
Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 Mantel Detail, S.e


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Item Title


Location
3000 Cathedral Avenue, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-52
Building/structure dates: 1800 initial construction
Significance: Woodley Mansion is a five-part composition with a main block of two and three stories, a projecting entrance bay with portico and balustraded dock. One story hyphens connect with the end wings. Inside the rooms are pleasantly proportioned white woodwork and plaster details in accord with the Federal spirit of the design. A large ballroom adjoining the South portico, looks toward Georgetown. History; The tract on which Woodley stands is a portion of 250 acres of the Rosedale property acquired by Philip Barton Key, from his brother-in-law, Genral Uriah Forrest. Key, the builder is too often recalled as Uncle to the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Perhaps his memory has been slighted due to the fact he was a Loyalist. After the Revolution he became and eminent lawyer and served both in the Maryland legislation and as member of Congress. Toward the close of his life he relinquished his law practice to his nephew Francis Scott Key, who lived on H Street.

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Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION FROM THE N.E.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 SOUTH (REAR) ELEVATION FROM THE S.E.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 PORTICO DETAIL
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 DETAIL - STAIRWAY NOTE RAILING ACROSS WINDOW
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 MANTEL, DRAWING ROOM
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Victor Amato, Photographer April 1958 MANTEL DETAIL, S.E. ROOM 1ST FLOOR


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