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Lafayette Square Historic District
Washington, DC, USA

Lafayette Park, designated as the President's Park when Washington became the Capital in 1791, was renamed in 1824 to honor the visit of Marquis de Lafayette. Houses fronting the park have been residences of Washington's elite society.

Charles Evans Hughes House
Washington, DC, USA

From 1930 until his death, this was the residence of Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948), a leader in the progressive movement, the holder of important offices under several Presidents, Justice and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Republican candidate for President in 1916.

Ashburton House
Washington, DC, USA

For ten months in 1842, this was the scene of negotiations which resolved "one of the gravest and most inveterate diplomatic issues of the United States in the generation following the War of 1812": the long-standing dispute with Great Britain over major segments of the boundary with Canada. In addition, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 saw the United States Government protect and respect the rights of the States in international affairs and stand firm against British impressment of sailors