Monday, July 22, 2013

The Henry White Residence

 The Henry White residence designed by John Russell Pope c. 1912 in Washington D.C.  White was a diplomat and his posts included Ambassador to Italy and later France during the Teddy Roosevelt administration.  In 1934 then owner Eugene Meyer had Charles A. Platt undertake renovations.  Today it is home to the Meridian International Center.  Click HERE to see the house on bing.










Photos from Architectural Record, 1917.

7 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Such a handsome house, in both the White and Meyer incarnations (Zach, think I have photos of the Meyer version---give a shout if you want them).

Just connecting the dots---this is of course the same Henry White who later married Florence Vanderbilt Sloane of Elm Court in Lenox

Anonymous said...

That was Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White.

Anonymous said...

Mr. White was descended from the Ridgelys of Hampton through his mother Eliza. His daughter Muriel, from his first marriage to Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherford, went on to marry Count Hermann von Seherr-Thoss. Their son Hans Christoph would later marry Sonia Phipps, daughter of Henry Carnegie Phipps of Spring Hill.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Anonymous, I had a brain cramp---I really did mean Emily Vanderbilt.

Anonymous said...

DED feel free to post the Eugene Meyer-era photos, I'd love to see them. Also if anyone has photos of the interior of the Meyers' estate Seven Springs in Bedford I've always been curious to see more of that house, thanks.

Anonymous said...

And of course Eugene Meyer's daughter was Katherine Graham who so famously ran The Washington Post.

Shawn Post said...

I believe that this was the house used in Hitchcock's North By Northwest movie with C Grant.