This home was inspired by the Dumbarton House in Georgetown completed in 1804. A beautiful brick example of Federal style architecture, a unique feature are two rounded bays on the back of the home designed for more light. Such rounded design components were not typical of the Federal style. The first residents were the family of Joseph Nourse, first Register of the U.S. Treasury. In 1814 the house hosted First Lady Dolley Madison as she fled from the White House when British invaders were approaching. The Dumbarton House now serves as headquarters for the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.
Sweet Bottom Drive - Georgetown
Era: Colonial
Style: Federal (1760-1830)
3807 Sweet Bottom Drive
Dumbarton House – 2715 Q Street NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC (1799-1804)
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