Sidwell Friends School Zartman House Exterior

Project Description

An interesting amalgam of late Georgian construction, this circa 1817 home is one of Washington’s only surviving 19th-century country estates. “No house in the vicinity of Washington is more replete with associations of the past than (this home), where the Madisons, Thomas Jefferson, and other distinguished people of the day went to congregate, and whose garden featured shrubbery planted on the grounds by Thomas Jefferson.”

According to Matt Jennings’ 1997 article, “This Old House,” other notable guests over the years include Colonel William Seward, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt (who was said to hike and ride horses in the surrounding woods and fields), Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft.

Today, the Zartman House serves as the Administration Building for the prestigious Sidwell Friends School.

3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

Completed June 1998

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Adams Morgan Townhomes

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