Scott-Grant House

Front exterior of the Scott-Grant house.
Closer view of north elevation to show entrance of the Scott-Grant House, 3238 R Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Reference address: 3238 R St NW Washington, District of Columbia
Walking directions: From Tudor Place, continue walking north on 31st St NW towards R St NW. Turn left onto R St NW and continue walking west. Continue walking past 32nd St NW on R St NW. You'll see the large house and property of 3238 R St NW on the left.

A.V. SCOTT, from Alabama, built this house in 1858. During the war he returned to the south and rented his house to Union General Henry Halleck. President Lincoln consulted with the general here. General U.S. Grant came here to escape the heat of the city. General grant also spent the summer after the war here and continued to use it as a retreat during his presidency.

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Last updated: January 5, 2024

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