Alva Belmont House

Alva Belmont House (HM1B91)

Location: Washington, DC 20002
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.527', W 77° 0.221'

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Of this House

The oldest part is one of the earliest buildings in this region.

Robert Sewall bought the property and enlarged the house in 1799, and rebuilt and greatly altered it after war damage in 1814.

Residence and office of Albert Gallatin secretary of the treasury, 1801 - 1813. Here he directed the financing of the Louisiana Purchase from France (1803), which nearly doubled the then area of the United States.Described in the United States Senate as one of the most historic buildings in Washington in discussion of the bill which preserved it, signed by President Eisenhower, May 29, 1958.
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Capitol Hill Restoration Society
HM NumberHM1B91
Year Placed1959
Placed ByThe Capitol Hill Restoration Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326226 N 4306712
Decimal Degrees38.89211667, -77.00368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.527', W 77° 0.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 31.62" N, 77° 0' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 170-198 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC 20002, US
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