South Lawn Historical

South Lawn Historical (HM1T58)

Location: Washington, DC 20007
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.68', W 77° 3.77'

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Tudor Place

In 1816, your view from this sweeping lawn included the bustling tobacco port of Georgetown, the Potomac River, and, to the east, the growing city of Washington DC. Then a hay field, sheep and cows grazed on the law. By the beginning of the 1900s the view was starkly different with a series of row houses built along the surrounding streets. For 200 years the sloping lawn has maintained its pastoral, naturalistic elements in harmony with the architecture of the house.

(Inscription under the image on the bottom left) The Georgetown waterfront, early 1790s, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

(Inscription under the image in the upper right) John Lackett was hired in 1862 during the Civil War and remained as the gardener for 44 years. This photograph was taken in 1899.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right) South façade and lawn with haystack, 1900. Hay grown on the South Lawn was harvested and sold by the Peter family.
HM NumberHM1T58
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321144 N 4308960
Decimal Degrees38.91133333, -77.06283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.68', W 77° 3.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 40.8" N, 77° 3' 46.2" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1644 31st St NW, Washington DC 20007, US
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