Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site

144 Constitution Ave., NE., Washington, District of Columbia

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Description 

The Sewall-Belmont House, built ca. 1800 for Robert Sewall in the newly formed city of Washington, has been home to the National Women's Party since 1929. Sewall's brick federal-period town house, with its center-hall Georgian plan, is one of the oldest standing residences on Capitol Hill, and includes a kitchen wing that predates the main structure...As the only extant structure associated with the National Woman's Party, the Sewall-Belmont House continues to serve as an active headquarters, as well as museum and research library. In 1974, it was designated a National Historic Landmark for its historical connections to Alice Paul and the woman's movement. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-821)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 16, 1972
Reference number
72001432
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Organizational
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant years
1800; 1820

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