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Photo, Print, Drawing Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

[ Photos from Survey HABS DC-825  ]

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[ Drawings from Survey HABS DC-825  ]
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About this Item

Title

  • Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • Harvard University
  • Boulanger, Nadia
  • Stravinsky, Igor
  • McKim, Mead & White
  • Johnson, Philip
  • Dorsey, William Hammond
  • Bliss, Robert Woods
  • Bliss, Mildred Barnes
  • Brooke, Frederick H
  • Waterman, Thomas
  • Wyeth & King
  • Farrand, Beatrix Jones
  • Havey, Ruth
  • Calhoun, John C
  • Yellin, Samuel
  • Price, Virginia Barrett, transmitter
  • White, John Poston, project manager
  • Anderson, Robert Curtis, field team
  • Charbonneau, Aimee, field team
  • Gueco, Irwin J., field team
  • Maksay, Adam, field team
  • Green, Bryan C., researcher
  • Miller, Roger S., project manager
  • Benton, David A., field team
  • Byrdy, Edward L., Jr., field team
  • Albert, Klara L., field team
  • Lebovich, William, historian
  • Boucher, Jack E., photographer
  • Rosenthal, James W., photographer
  • Dolinsky, Paul D., delineator
  • U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, sponsor

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  estates
  • -  galleries & museums
  • -  U-plan buildings
  • -  domestic life
  • -  music
  • -  politics & government
  • -  historic house museums
  • -  adaptive reuse
  • -  research
  • -  District Of Columbia--District Of Columbia--Washington

Notes

  • -  Significance: No other property combines mansion, collections, and gardens into such an aesthetically compelling early to mid-twentieth century vision of estate living in Georgetown. Starting with the Bliss's occupancy and continuing under Harvard's ownership, Dumbarton Oaks has been a site of internationally significant cultural and political events. In 1938, Nadia Boulanger conducted, in the music room, the world premier of Igor Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks Concerto, commissioned by Mrs. Bliss, and nine years later Stravinsky conducted his concerto at Dumbarton Oaks. Stravinsky and Boulanger were two of this century's most important musicians. In 1944, the planning sessions that led to the creation of the United Nations were held in the Dumbarton Oaks music room. Two of this century's most important architectural firms, McKim, Mead and White and Philip Johnson, have designed major spaces at Dumbarton Oaks. Furthermore, the present Georgian Revival house incorporates a Federal Period house dating from approximately 1800. In addition, several locally prominent and one nationally prominent man associated with the house in the nineteenth century.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N672
  • -  Survey number: HABS DC-825
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1800- ca. 1801 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1921-1925 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1940 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1963 Subsequent Work
  • -  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 67000025

Medium

  • Photo(s): 22
  • Color Transparencies: 17
  • Measured Drawing(s): 3
  • Data Page(s): 19
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 3

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS DC,GEO,234-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • dc0970

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Harvard University, Nadia Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky, Mead & White McKim, Philip Johnson, William Hammond Dorsey, et al., Boucher, Jack E, and James W Rosenthal, photographer. Dumbarton Oaks,R Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC. Washington Washington D.C, 1933. translateds by Price, Virginia Barrettmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/dc0970/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Harvard University, Boulanger, N., Stravinsky, I., McKim, M. &. W., Johnson, P. [...] U.S. Commission Of Fine Arts, S., Boucher, J. E. & Rosenthal, J. W., photographer. (1933) Dumbarton Oaks,R Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC. Washington Washington D.C, 1933. Price, V. B., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dc0970/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Boucher, Jack E, and James W Rosenthal. Dumbarton Oaks,R Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC. trans by Price, Virginia Barrettmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/dc0970/>.