Wormley's Hotel Site

Wormley's Hotel Site (HM1NA4)

Location: Washington, DC 20005
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.006', W 77° 2.024'

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African American Heritage Trail

— 1500 H Street, Northwest —

James Wormley (1819-1884), free-born like his parents, was one of a number of African Americans entrepreneurs with downtown hospitality and service businesses. His five-story Wormley's Hotel opened here in 1871, catering primarily to wealthy and politically powerful white clientele. It hosted the "Wormley Hotel conference," at which representatives of Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden brokered a deal over the contested presidential election of 1876. This "Compromise of 1877" led to Hayes assuming the Presidency, the removal of troops from the South and the end of federal Reconstruction. Wormley's son sold the hotel in 1893, and Union Trust Bank replaced it in 1906.
HM NumberHM1NA4
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Date Added Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323640 N 4307656
Decimal Degrees38.90010000, -77.03373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.006', W 77° 2.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 0.36" N, 77° 2' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 750 15th St NW, Washington DC 20005, US
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