The Octagon

The Octagon (HMQWV)

Location: Washington, DC 20006
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.779', W 77° 2.476'

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Built between 1799 and 1802
by Colonel John Tayloe III (1771-1828)
and his wife Ann Ogle Tayloe (1772-1855)

Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828)
Architect

Occupied by President and Mrs. Madison
from August 1814 to March 1815
after the burning of the White House
by the British during the War of 1812

The Treaty of Ghent
ending the War of 1812
was ratified here by President Madison
on February 15, 1815

Headquarters of
the American Institute of Architects
from 1898-1949

Designated a National Historic
Landmark in 1960
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HM NumberHMQWV
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed ByThe Octagon Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322977 N 4307251
Decimal Degrees38.89631667, -77.04126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.779', W 77° 2.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 46.74" N, 77° 2' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20006, US
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