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-*Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria. Jefferson stayed here on the occasion of a celebration in his honor in March 1801. This site is now a museum.<ref>Office of Historic Alexandria. [http://oha.alexandriava.gov/gadsby/ "Gadsby's Tavern Museum Homepage."]</ref>+*Gadsby's Tavern, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Jefferson stayed here on the occasion of a celebration in his honor in March 1801.<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 1032.</ref> This site is now a museum.<ref>Office of Historic Alexandria. [http://oha.alexandriava.gov/gadsby/ "Gadsby's Tavern Museum Homepage."]</ref>
 +*The Octagon, residence of John Tayloe, 1741 New York Avenue NW. Tayloe was not a particular friend of Jefferson's, but they did know each other.<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 1235.</ref> The Octagon is now the headquarters of the American Architectural Foundation.<ref>American Architectural Foundation. [http://www.archfoundation.org/octagon/ "The Octagon Museum."]
 +*Christ Church, near Navy Yard (622 G Street, SE). In 1807, the vestry reserved Pew No. 42 for President Jefferson, who responded with thanks, but noted that it would have been "extremely pleasing to have continued a member of their congregation and to have availed myself of their kind offer, had the distance of the new building permitted it." "This
 +single circumstance obliging me to decline it,I1 he added, "1
 +take the liberty of mentioning it to you, that the pew may
 +not remain unoc~upied~(T~J to Henry Ingle, 6 Nov. 1807,
 +CSmH)
 +** The Gate, Navy Yard (8th and M, SE): TJ certainly had frequent
 +business with the Navy Yard as President, and it seems
 +probable he would have been in this building at some time.
 +Kalorama, residence of Joel Barlow. TJ is said to have
 +visited Barlow to advise on his landscaping and orchards.
 +** Sydney, residence of Samuel Harrison and Margaret Bayard
 +Smith, good friends and colleagues of TJ. This was their
 +country residence. It is now subsumed in St. Thomas' Hall
 +at Catholic University. Probable that TJ was there at some
 +point.
 +** Theodore Roosevelt (Analostan) Island. TJ went there
 +several times, both to visit its owner John Mason and to
 +enjoy the farm and gardens.
 +** Uriah Forrest house, 3350 M Street, NW. TJ was there in 1791.
 +Notley Young House (G Street between 9th and loth, SW),
 +demolished 1856. TJ was here in 1791.
 +** Quality Hill (Prospect and 35th Streets, NW). No idea
 +whether TJ was ever there, but he did know John Thomson
 +Mason, its owner until 1807.
 +First Baptist Church, 19 and I, NW. TJ probably was never in
 +it, but he did contribute $50 toward it.
 +Washington Theater, 11th and C, NW. Burned in 1821. TJ
 +attended plays here.
 +Suterrs Tavern, Wisconsin Street between M and Water, now
 +gone. TJ often stayed here going to and from Philadelphia.
 +Fountain Tavern, Royal Street, Alexandria. TJ often stayed
 +here.
 +David Shoemaker's house on F Street. Site of TJ's sitting
 +for portrait by Saint-Memin.
 +Long's Hotel, site of inaugural ball given for James Madison.
 +TJ was there. Where was hotel?
 +Pontius Stellets hotels at various Washington locations. TJ
 +was probably in most of them at one time or another,
 +although no specific references have been found. Stellers
 +hotels in TJts presidency were on A Street, then Carroll Row
 +on 1st Street.
 +LCStanton, Monticello Research Center, iii.94
 + 
 +==Footnotes==
 +<references/>
 + 
 +==Further Sources==
 +*Eberlein, Harold D. and Cortlandt V. D. Hubbard. [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=387 ''Historic Houses of George-town and Washington City'']. Richmond: Dietz Press, 1958.
 +*Scott, Pamela. [http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/adecenter/essays/Scott.html "Residential Architecture of Washington, D.C. and Its Suburbs."]
 +Library of Congress, Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering.

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Sites Associated with Thomas Jefferson

  • Gadsby's Tavern, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Jefferson stayed here on the occasion of a celebration in his honor in March 1801.[1] This site is now a museum.[2]
  • The Octagon, residence of John Tayloe, 1741 New York Avenue NW. Tayloe was not a particular friend of Jefferson's, but they did know each other.[3] The Octagon is now the headquarters of the American Architectural Foundation.[4]