Forrest-Marbury House

3350 M St., NW., Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey VIEW, ABOUT 1860. CONTRIBUTED BY MR. ALLEN JAMES FROM THE WASHINGTONIANA COLLECTION OF THE DISTRICT LIBRARY.

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The building was witness to important decisions relating to the establishment of the Federal City. Colonel Uriah Forrest had served with Washington in the Revolution. As a leading citizen of Georgetown, partner with Major Benjamin Stoddert, whom the President had entrusted with confidential dealings, he occupied a position of influence. Forest and Stoddert were both "original proprietors". It was a memorable day at 3350 M Street when President Washington was entertained at dinner, following the historic meeting with Commissioners and landowners at Suter's Tavern on March 29th 1791 (See Washington's Diary). -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1973
Reference number
73002084
Architectural style
Federal
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Multiple dwelling; Restaurant
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1788; 1790

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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