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Before the Hay-Adams Hotel
This is what stood on the corner of 16th and H St. before the iconic Hay-Adams Hotel. this was the home of former Secretary of State John Hay, who was also a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln (check out this amazing colorized photo of him). View of house at 800 16th Street NW once occupied by Secretary of State John Hay (1898-1905). Source: Dig DC Here is another great photo,...
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Under the Shadow of the Hay-Adams Hotel: The History of 16th and H St. NW
Discover the history of the corner of 16th and H St. NW in Washington, DC, including the Victorian homes of the Hay and Adams families that stood there before the Hay-Adams hotel was built in 1928. Learn about the hotel's famous guests too.
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