A Day In Washington, D.C.

This past Wednesday was a really great day with my Mom in Washington.  She joined me on a multi-stop tour of some interesting spots recommended by Dr. Brownell.  Our first stop was at the James E. Blaine House at 2000 Massachusetts Avenue in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.  This is “the oldest remaining mansion in the Dupont Circle area…and the sole surviving example of at least seven imposing Second Empire and Queen Anne residences executed in Washington by the transplanted Philadelphia architect John Fraser.” (Scott and Lee, 327)  The mansion is truly interesting in person.  There are a lot of wonderful elements, including an ornate porte-cochere.  The huge terracotta brackets along either side of the Massachusetts entryway were so strikingly beautiful, featuring intricate huge unique sunflowers on each side. Continue reading “A Day In Washington, D.C.”

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