Monday, November 2, 2009

National Trust (US) Walking Tour

The National Trust for Historic Preservation in the US has just announced a walking tour of once-endangered buildings in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 21.

“Begin with a stop at 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., the Beaux Arts headquarters of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  national trust us hqUncover the stories of Decatur House -- designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, whose prior work includes a wing of the Capitol -- on an insiders' tour. decatur-house Lunch on your own at Barracks Row, a thriving, revitalized community in the Capitol Hill Historic District and the oldest commercial area in Washington, D.C. Barracks Row An architectural walking tour through the Embassy Row neighborhood features grand 19th-century mansions. Embassy_Row Stop at the Georgian revival home of Woodrow Wilson -- now a house museum -- that showcases a collection including gifts of state from around the world. 505px-Woodrow_Wilson_HouseAttend an elegant tea at the Mayflower Hotel, considered the grande dame of luxury hotels by Washington's elite when it opened more than 80 years ago. Mayflower Hotel Conclude with an exterior look at the Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries Building, currently closed for renovations.”Smithsonian BldgArchitectural historian, author and National Trust employee Dwight Young will lead the tour and tickets can be booked here.

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