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Clara Barton House, 5801 Oxford Road, George Washington Memorial Parkw, Glen Echo, Montgomery County, MD



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B&W Photos

HB579065
Northeast (front) Facade

HB579066
Northeast (front) And Northwest Facades From North

HB579067
Looking West From Front Entrance Area Toward Front Hall

HB579068
Looking Southwest Down First Floor Hall Toward Living Room

HB579069
Looking Northwest From South Corner Bedroom Across Living Room Toward Dining Room, First Floor

HB579070
Looking North In Front Parlor, First Floor

HB579071
Looking Northeast Along Second Floor Stair Hall

HB579072
Looking East In East Corner Bedroom, Second Floor

HB579073
Looking Northeast From Sewing Room Across Open Stair Hall Toward Bedroom, Third Floor

HB579074
Looking North In Third Floor Sitting Room

HB579075
Looking Southwest In Third Floor Bedroom Toward Stair Hall And Sitting Room


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Item Title


Location
George Washington Memorial Parkw, Glen Echo, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-300
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-145; N145,N690,N812; N690, N812).
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1897 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000037
Significance: The Clara Barton House, dating from 1892-3, is a wood frame, three story structure built originally as a warehouse and headquarters for the American Red Cross. The house is partially constructed from lumber sent first to Washington via the B & O Railroad from dismantled Red Cross emergency relief buildings in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Converted into apartments in the 1930's, the house with many of Miss Barton's original furnishings has sustained various renovations with no permanent damage to its unique character. Located seven miles from Washington, DC on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, the house will be maintained as a national historic site.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life
Adaptive Reuse


Related Names
Baltzley, Edward
Baltzley, Edwin
American Red Cross
Hubble, Dr. Julian B.
Friends Of Clara Barton, Incorporated
Ballard, David D., Delineator
Sanchez, Beverly J., Delineator
Snyder, Michael D., Delineator
Taft, Louise T., Photographer
Vasquez, Anna Isabel, Delineator
Troy, Mary, Historian
Gorski, Andrew D., Delineator
Poovey, Dwayne, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTHEAST (FRONT) FACADE
2. NORTHEAST (FRONT) AND NORTHWEST FACADES FROM NORTH
3. LOOKING WEST FROM FRONT ENTRANCE AREA TOWARD FRONT HALL
4. LOOKING SOUTHWEST DOWN FIRST FLOOR HALL TOWARD LIVING ROOM
5. LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM SOUTH CORNER BEDROOM ACROSS LIVING ROOM TOWARD DINING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR
6. LOOKING NORTH IN FRONT PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR
7. LOOKING NORTHEAST ALONG SECOND FLOOR STAIR HALL
8. LOOKING EAST IN EAST CORNER BEDROOM, SECOND FLOOR
9. LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM SEWING ROOM ACROSS OPEN STAIR HALL TOWARD BEDROOM, THIRD FLOOR
10. LOOKING NORTH IN THIRD FLOOR SITTING ROOM
11. LOOKING SOUTHWEST IN THIRD FLOOR BEDROOM TOWARD STAIR HALL AND SITTING ROOM


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