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Matthew B. Gilmore

Bellevue Becomes Dumbarton House: a moving experience

Bellevue

Bellevue – later Dumbarton House

BY: Matthew B. Gilmore

On May 30, 1914 John L. Newbold received a dose of unwelcome news: the following Monday, June 1, the District of Columbia would commence demolition of his fine Georgetown mansion. Newbold did what anyone in his position would do; he contacted his lawyers and filed suit. The news should not, could not, have been a surprise to him. Newbold’s home, called Bellevue, lay in the roadbed of the imminent extension of Q Street between 27th and 28th Streets, NW.

How this came about and the roots of the litigation extend back to the origin of Georgetown itself.

Read the complete article here in the Intownerhttp://intowner.com/2015/09/15/bellevue-becomes-dumbarton-house-a-moving-experience/

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