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If the Walls Could Talk

August 11, 2017

One of the District’s oldest residences has gone under contract. The Federalist Mansion at 1252 6th Street SW (map), built in 1794, hit the market in mid-July and found a buyer earlier this week.

Known as the “Honeymoon House”, the four-bedroom home was constructed by James Greenleaf, one of the city’s earliest developers, for Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis — First Lady Martha Washington’s eldest granddaughter. The house went on to serve as a hotel during the Civil War and later as a hospital and medical clinic. Most recently, the property has served as an amenity to the Tiber Island Cooperative Homes, primarily hosting annual social events.

(Urban Turf)

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