Sewall Belmont House

Reputedly one of the oldest buildings on Capitol Hill, this gracious house was erected in 1799 by Robert Sewall, remained in the family for 123 years, and served as one of Washington's first social centers. Among its noted tenants was Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under presidents Jefferson and Madison. According to certain sources, Gallatin worked out the financial arrangements for the Louisiana Purchase on the premises.

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144 Constitution Ave. NE.

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