Day 65

Georgetown (November 19, 2019)

We walked through Oak Hill Cemetery, located on a very pretty 22 acre hillside backing onto Rock Creek Park. It was founded in 1848 and is the burial site of many famous people.

The cemetery chapel was built in 1849 by noted architect, James Renwick who also designed St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

Next to the cemetery is Dumbarton Oaks. This historic estate was acquired by Mildred and Robert Bliss in 1920. They engaged Frederick Brooke to renovate and enlarge an original house, creating the current Colonial Revival residence.

The Bliss’s donated the property to Harvard University in 1940. They also established a research institute to support scholarship in the fields of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian studies, as well as garden design and landscape architecture. The estate, itself, contains stunning extensive gardens as well as a beautiful orangery attached to the main house.

Sometimes a day is so beautiful you just feel like jumping for joy.

Along with the common colonial row houses

and quaint cottages

sometimes you come across something a little different, like this Asian style home.

We also liked this corner residence.

There are not many apartment buildings in the historic part of Georgetown but we liked these two.

Sitting among the stores and restaurants of M Street is this old stone house.

Built in 1765, it is Washington’s last Pre-Revolutionary building on its original foundation.

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