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-==Sites Associated with Thomas Jefferson==+==Sites Associated with Thomas Jefferson<ref>This section is based on Lucia Stanton, Monticello Research Report, March 1994.</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>+*'''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."]</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."]</ref>
-*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+*'''Christ Episcopal Church''', 620 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, "I take the liberty of mentioning it to you, that the pew may not remain unoccupied."<ref>Jefferson to Henry Ingle, November 6, 1807,
-single circumstance obliging me to decline it,I1 he added, "1+[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf5t1nb165&doc.view=entire_text&brand=oac Thomas Jefferson Papers, Huntington Library.]</ref> The church still stands today and has an active congregation.<ref>Washington Parish. [http://www.washingtonparish.org/index.html "Christ Church on Capitol Hill."]</ref>
-take the liberty of mentioning it to you, that the pew may+*'''Main (Latrobe) Gate, Navy Yard''', 8th and M Streets, SE. Jefferson certainly had frequent business with the Navy Yard as President, and it seems probable he would have been in this building at some time. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe and erected in 1806, this site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.<ref>Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center. [http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq52-3.htm "Latrobe Gate."]</ref>
-not remain unoc~upied~(T~J to Henry Ingle, 6 Nov. 1807,+*'''Kalorama''', residence of Joel Barlow, once near the intersection of Massachusetts and Florida Avenues. Jefferson urged Barlow to buy this property in 1802, although Barlow did not do so until 1807. Jefferson is said to have visited Barlow to advise on his landscaping and orchards.<ref>Harold D. Eberlein 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), 441.</ref> Kalorama was leveled by the city to extend S Street NW in 1889.<ref>Ibid., 445.</ref>
-CSmH)+*'''Sydney''', residence of Samuel Harrison and Margaret Bayard Smith, good friends and colleagues of Jefferson. This was their country residence. It is now subsumed in St. Thomas' Hall at Catholic University. It is very probable that Jefferson was there at some point.<ref>Historic Images of the Catholic University of America: Vanished Buildings. [http://libraries.cua.edu/achrcua/vanish/stthomas.html "St. Thomas Hall."]</ref>
-** The Gate, Navy Yard (8th and M, SE): TJ certainly had frequent+*'''Theodore Roosevelt (Analostan) Island'''. Jefferson visited Analostan Island several times,<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 1048, 1085, 1165.</ref> both to visit its owner, John Mason, and to enjoy the farm and gardens.<ref>Gunston Hall, Home of George Mason. [http://www.gunstonhall.org/georgemason/landholdings/analostan.html "Analostan Island."]</ref> The site is now administered by the National Park Service as part of the George Washington Parkway.<ref>National Park Service. [http://www.nps.gov/this/index.htm "Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial."]</ref>
-business with the Navy Yard as President, and it seems+*'''Uriah Forrest House''', 3350 M Street, NW. Jefferson had dinner at this house in 1790, on his way to see the [[Little Falls (Potomac River)|Little Falls]] of the Potomac River.<ref>Thomas Lee Shippen to William Shippen, Alexandria, September 15, 1790, in [[Short Title List|''PTJ'']], 17:465.</ref> This house now serves as the Ukrainian Embassy.<ref>Embassy of Ukraine to the United States of America. [http://www.mfa.gov.ua/usa/en/1559.htm "History of the Forrest-Marbury House."]</ref>
-probable he would have been in this building at some time.+*'''Notley Young House''', on G Street between 9th and 10th, SW. Jefferson was here in 1790;<ref>Ibid.</ref> the house was demolished in 1856.
-Kalorama, residence of Joel Barlow. TJ is said to have+*'''Quality Hill (Worthington House)''', 3425 Prospect Street, NW. We do not know whether Jefferson ever visited this house, but he did know John Thomson Mason, its owner until 1807.<ref>See Mason to Jefferson, Georgetown, March 20, 1801, in [[Short Title List|''PTJ'']], 33:380.</ref> The house still stands, but is privately owned.
-visited Barlow to advise on his landscaping and orchards.+*'''First Baptist Church''', 19th and I Streets, NW, Alexandria. Jefferson probably never visited this church, but he did contribute $50 toward it.<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 2:1146.</ref> The congregation has moved several times since Jefferson's time, and is now located on King Street.<ref>First Baptist Church of Alexandria. [http://www.fbcalexandria.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=271 "History."]</ref>
-** Sydney, residence of Samuel Harrison and Margaret Bayard+*'''Washington Theater''', 11th and C Streets, NW. Jefferson attended plays here.<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 2:1170.</ref> Burned in 1821.
-Smith, good friends and colleagues of TJ. This was their+*'''Suter's Tavern''', Wisconsin Street between M and Water Street. Jefferson often stayed here on his way to and from Philadelphia.<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 2:877, 902, 911, 975.</ref> The proprietor moved to the Union Tavern in 1799. The original building housing Suter's Tavern no longer stands.
-country residence. It is now subsumed in St. Thomas' Hall+*'''Fountain Tavern''', Royal Street, Alexandria. Jefferson often stayed here: the tavern hosted a public dinner in Jefferson's honor on March 11, 1790.<ref>Address of Welcome from the Mayor of Alexandria, March 1790, and Response to the Address of Welcome, March 11, 1790, in [[Short Title List|''PTJ'']], 16:224-5.</ref> The building no longer exists.
-at Catholic University. Probable that TJ was there at some+*'''David Shoemaker's house''' on F Street. Site of Jefferson's sitting for his portrait by Saint-Mémin.<ref>[[Short Title List|''MB'']], 2:1140. [[Short Title List|Bush, ''Life Portraits'',]] 67-70.</ref>
-point.+*'''Long's Hotel''', site of the inaugural ball given for James Madison, which Jefferson attended.<ref>Margaret Bayard Smith's Account of Madison's Inauguration and Ball, in [[Short Title List|''PTJ:RS'']], 1:10. See also [[Short Title List|Smith, ''First Forty Years'']], [http://books.google.com/books?id=xOwMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA410 410-12].</ref> The building no longer exists.
-** Theodore Roosevelt (Analostan) Island. TJ went there+*'''Pontius Stelle's hotels''' at various Washington locations. Jefferson was probably in most of them at one time or another, although no specific references have been found. Stelle's hotels during Jefferson's presidency were on A Street, then Carroll Row on 1st Street.
-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== ==Footnotes==
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==Further Sources== ==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.+*[[Short Title List|Malone, ''Jefferson'']], vols. 3 and 4.
-*Scott, Pamela. [http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/adecenter/essays/Scott.html "Residential Architecture of Washington, D.C. and Its Suburbs."]+*Padover, Saul K. [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=2267 ''Thomas Jefferson and the National Capital.''] Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946.
-Library of Congress, Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering.+*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[1]

  • Gadsby's Tavern, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Jefferson stayed here on the occasion of a celebration in his honor in March 1801.[2] This site is now a museum.[3]
  • 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.[4] The Octagon is now the headquarters of the American Architectural Foundation.[5]
  • Christ Episcopal Church, 620 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, "I take the liberty of mentioning it to you, that the pew may not remain unoccupied."[6] The church still stands today and has an active congregation.[7]
  • Main (Latrobe) Gate, Navy Yard, 8th and M Streets, SE. Jefferson certainly had frequent business with the Navy Yard as President, and it seems probable he would have been in this building at some time. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe and erected in 1806, this site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[8]
  • Kalorama, residence of Joel Barlow, once near the intersection of Massachusetts and Florida Avenues. Jefferson urged Barlow to buy this property in 1802, although Barlow did not do so until 1807. Jefferson is said to have visited Barlow to advise on his landscaping and orchards.[9] Kalorama was leveled by the city to extend S Street NW in 1889.[10]
  • Sydney, residence of Samuel Harrison and Margaret Bayard Smith, good friends and colleagues of Jefferson. This was their country residence. It is now subsumed in St. Thomas' Hall at Catholic University. It is very probable that Jefferson was there at some point.[11]
  • Theodore Roosevelt (Analostan) Island. Jefferson visited Analostan Island several times,[12] both to visit its owner, John Mason, and to enjoy the farm and gardens.[13] The site is now administered by the National Park Service as part of the George Washington Parkway.[14]
  • Uriah Forrest House, 3350 M Street, NW. Jefferson had dinner at this house in 1790, on his way to see the Little Falls of the Potomac River.[15] This house now serves as the Ukrainian Embassy.[16]
  • Notley Young House, on G Street between 9th and 10th, SW. Jefferson was here in 1790;[17] the house was demolished in 1856.
  • Quality Hill (Worthington House), 3425 Prospect Street, NW. We do not know whether Jefferson ever visited this house, but he did know John Thomson Mason, its owner until 1807.[18] The house still stands, but is privately owned.
  • First Baptist Church, 19th and I Streets, NW, Alexandria. Jefferson probably never visited this church, but he did contribute $50 toward it.[19] The congregation has moved several times since Jefferson's time, and is now located on King Street.[20]
  • Washington Theater, 11th and C Streets, NW. Jefferson attended plays here.[21] Burned in 1821.
  • Suter's Tavern, Wisconsin Street between M and Water Street. Jefferson often stayed here on his way to and from Philadelphia.[22] The proprietor moved to the Union Tavern in 1799. The original building housing Suter's Tavern no longer stands.
  • Fountain Tavern, Royal Street, Alexandria. Jefferson often stayed here: the tavern hosted a public dinner in Jefferson's honor on March 11, 1790.[23] The building no longer exists.
  • David Shoemaker's house on F Street. Site of Jefferson's sitting for his portrait by Saint-Mémin.[24]
  • Long's Hotel, site of the inaugural ball given for James Madison, which Jefferson attended.[25] The building no longer exists.
  • Pontius Stelle's hotels at various Washington locations. Jefferson was probably in most of them at one time or another, although no specific references have been found. Stelle's hotels during Jefferson's presidency were on A Street, then Carroll Row on 1st Street.

Footnotes

  1. This section is based on Lucia Stanton, Monticello Research Report, March 1994.
  2. MB, 1032.
  3. Office of Historic Alexandria. "Gadsby's Tavern Museum Homepage."
  4. MB, 1235.
  5. American Architectural Foundation. "The Octagon Museum."
  6. Jefferson to Henry Ingle, November 6, 1807, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Huntington Library.
  7. Washington Parish. "Christ Church on Capitol Hill."
  8. Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center. "Latrobe Gate."
  9. Harold D. Eberlein and Cortlandt V. D. Hubbard, Historic Houses of George-town and Washington City (Richmond: Dietz Press, 1958), 441.
  10. Ibid., 445.
  11. Historic Images of the Catholic University of America: Vanished Buildings. "St. Thomas Hall."
  12. MB, 1048, 1085, 1165.
  13. Gunston Hall, Home of George Mason. "Analostan Island."
  14. National Park Service. "Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial."
  15. Thomas Lee Shippen to William Shippen, Alexandria, September 15, 1790, in PTJ, 17:465.
  16. Embassy of Ukraine to the United States of America. "History of the Forrest-Marbury House."
  17. Ibid.
  18. See Mason to Jefferson, Georgetown, March 20, 1801, in PTJ, 33:380.
  19. MB, 2:1146.
  20. First Baptist Church of Alexandria. "History."
  21. MB, 2:1170.
  22. MB, 2:877, 902, 911, 975.
  23. Address of Welcome from the Mayor of Alexandria, March 1790, and Response to the Address of Welcome, March 11, 1790, in PTJ, 16:224-5.
  24. MB, 2:1140. Bush, Life Portraits, 67-70.
  25. Margaret Bayard Smith's Account of Madison's Inauguration and Ball, in PTJ:RS, 1:10. See also Smith, First Forty Years, 410-12.

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