Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812
—Tudor Place —On August 24, 1814, as word spread that the British were coming, Dr. William Thornton and his wife Anna Marie fled their downtown F Street home and took refuge here at Tudor Place, home of their friend Martha Parke Custis Peter. That night, Mrs. Thornton wrote, they looked out a window and "witnessed the conflagration of our poor undefended and devoted city." Although only approximately 20 non-military structures were in flames, the scene must have been especially painful for Dr. Thornton, who had designed the U.S. Capitol as well as Tudor Place.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service US Department of Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321162 N 4308996|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91166667, -77.06263333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.7', W 77° 3.758'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 42" N, 77° 3' 45.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1644 31st St NW, Washington DC 20007, US|
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