The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age (HM17AK)

Location: Washington, DC 20008
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N 38° 54.696', W 77° 3.034'

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In the Gilded Age (1866-1901) the nouveau riche built grand mansions near Sheridan Circle and commissioned fashionable portraits such as this one of Mrs. Larz Anderson. They lived and entertained in these enormous residences during Washington's brief social season. As maintaining the houses grew too costly, many became foreign embassies. Edward Everett, who made a fortune inventing the fluted bottle cap, built the Beaux-Arts mansion at 1606 23rd Street in 1915. Now it is the Turkish ambassador's home. Carrere and Hastings, architects of the New York Public Library, designed Romania's embassy at 1607 23rd Street.

About the Artist: Cecilia Beaux (1836-1942) Portrait of Mrs. Larz Anderson. Courtesy of The Society of the Cincinnati

Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism, DC, funded in part by the Commission of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Transportation, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for planning and Economic Development.

Call Box locator map: Decatur Place and 22nd Street.
HM NumberHM17AK
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322209 N 4308965
Decimal Degrees38.91160000, -77.05056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.696', W 77° 3.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 41.76" N, 77° 3' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1607 23rd St NW, Washington DC 20008, US
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