Historic Site, Washington, DC
—2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW —Tycoon/philanthropist Thomas Francis Walsh built this 60-room, neo-Baroque mansion in 1903. An Irish immigrant who as a young man had struck it rich mining gold in Colorado, Walsh (1850-1910) brought his wife, Carrie Bell Walsh, and children to Washington in 1897 as the U.S. capital grew in influence. He hired New York architect Henry Andersen to design a suitably impressive place to entertain Washington's elite during the winter social season. Daughter Evalyn (1886-1947) married Edward Beal McLean—heir to the Washington Post fortune—and famously owned the Hope Diamond. The Republic of Indonesia purchased the building in 1951 for its Embassy. It has exercised superb stewardship of it since.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322589 N 4308838|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91053333, -77.04615000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.632', W 77° 2.769'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 37.92" N, 77° 2' 46.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2020-2098 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036, US|
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