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Corcoran House: 1922

Corcoran House: 1922

March 14, 1922. Washington, D.C. "The old Corcoran House on H Street, which Daniel Webster occupied while Secretary of State, is now being razed to make way for the huge building which is to be the home of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


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For the past 26 years I have worked in the building behind where this stood in the 1600 block of I St NW. The 1920's saw the movement from residential to business usage in this area just north of the White House. When the Old Executive Office building was the War Department, many of the residents where military generals. Gen. McClellan lived on the northwest corner of 17th and I Street, for instance.

The building that replaced it

A short history of the building that replaced it.

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