Elliott Coues House

1726 N St., NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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Description 

From 1887 until his death, this was the residence of Elliot Coues (1842-1899), a leading 19th-century ornithologist whose studies greatly expanded the knowledge of North American bird life. In 1883, Coues helped found the American Ornithologists Union. In addition, Coues edited approximately 15 volumes of journals, memoirs, and diaries by famous Western explorers and fur traders. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 15, 1975

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
75002049
NR name
Coues, Elliott, House
Area of significance
Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1887; 1899