Latrobe Gate - Tingey House

Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (HMIV9)

Location: Washington, DC 20003
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.552', W 76° 59.691'

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Latrobe Gate
Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1804, the gate and flanking guardhouses were constructed in the Greek Revival style. This style became very popular in the young nation, and the original section of the gate represents one of the earliest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. In 1823 a second story was added to the existing guardhouses. The Latrobe Gate is the oldest continually manned Marine sentry post in the nation.

Tingey House
This neoclassical style brick house was built in 1804 at the suggestion of the first commandant of the yard, Captain Thomas Tingey, who lived here until his death in 1829. It was designed by the firm of Lovering and Dyer of Georgetown. When Tingey burned the Yard in 1814, he spared the house as being of no military value to the British. Through the years it has been remodeled and modernized by its occupants. Several Victorian additions include a bay on the west side of the house and the glass porch which surrounds the front and east side. The large wisteria vine growing on the porch is believed to be one of the earliest brought to the United States by the first Japanese mission which landed in the Yard in 1860. In recent years the house served as the house of the Commandant of the Naval District Washington. In 1977, it was designated as the official residence of the Chief of Naval Operations.
HM NumberHMIV9
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326953 N 4304892
Decimal Degrees38.87586667, -76.99485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.552', W 76° 59.691'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 33.12" N, 76° 59' 41.46" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 804-800 Tingey Crescent Southeast, Washington DC 20003, US
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