Georgetown Historic District

Roughly bounded by Whitehaven St., Rock Creek Park, Potomac River, and Georgetown University campus, Washington, District of Columbia



The grey and stately ruin which crowns the highest ridge of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island was once the hoe of General John Mason. Built in the last decade of the eighteenth century, this building, along with Thomas Jefferson's Virginia State Capitol, is important in that it is one of the first houses erected for other than ecclesiastical purposes to reflect the temple-structure influence. This architectural style is generally known as the Classical Revival,and it is interesting to note that this building lends further credence to the statement that our country led in the acceptance and development of the classical influence. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-167)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1967
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Victorian; Federal
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3340