Oscar W. Underwood House

Also known as: Art Department Building,George Washington University; Washing
2000 G St., NW, Washington, District of Columbia



From 1914 to 1925, this was the residence of Oscar Wilder Underwood (1862-1929), Democratic leader of the House of Representatives after the 1910 election and Democratic Presidential contender of 1912. He authored what has been called the most equitable tariff since 1861--the Underwood-Simmons Tariff (1913). -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 8, 1976

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1976
Reference number
NR name
Underwood, Oscar W., House
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian: Second Empire; Mansard
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Law
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; College
Current function
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1900-1924; 1950-1974
Significant years
1914; 1925