Friday, May 25, 2012

The James G. Blaine Residence

 The James G. Blaine residence designed by John Fraser c. 1881 at 2000 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C.  In 1901 the home was purchased by George Westinghouse.  Today the building operates as commercial office space.  Click HERE to see the Blaine residence on google street view.


ArchitectDesign™ said...

I pass this everyday. It's a law firm -the top 2 floors are used as an apartment for the owner I've been told.

The Ancient said...

"Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, the continental liar from the state of Maine, 'Burn this letter!"

(Even political invective was better in The Gilded Age.)

The Down East Dilettante said...

Ancient beat me to it, as usual.

Blaine had two other houses here in Maine. His legal residence, barely used, in Augusta, which was given to the state by his daughters to be used as the Governor's mansion.

And an over-the-top summer home in Bar Harbor, later owned by his son-in-law, conductor Walter Damrosch. (Another Blaine daughter married a member of the Beale family, the maternal relations of Evalyn Walsh Mclean's husband, six degrees tying together the families of the two Washington houses Zach has posted here.

'Stanwood', Blaine's Bar Harbor house was designed by Henry Camac of Furness and Evans of Philadelphia.