September 22, 2011

The Old Stone House

Since Georgetown is only a few minutes from our apt. I decided to run a few errands on M Street last week. The Old Stone House is an old house dating back to the 1700s right on M, and I finally decided to check it out.  It's actually the oldest standing building in DC.  There's a lot of history tucked in little corners around the city.  Someday I promise to give you all a tour of the old Washington, the one that makes it into movies and history books.  For now, the Old Stone House would have to be the sneak peek of that upcoming tour.

What finally made me go inside the house was watching The Conspirator on Netflix the other night.  If you haven't seen it, do see it, it's a powerful history lesson packed with solid performances.

The house is a good surviving example of pre-Revolutionary American vernacular architecture.

This is probably an addition.

Interior window overlooking the side lawn.

Part of the main level of the home.  It was probably used as a cupboard or storage.

The hearth was the main space of homemaker's daily activities in colonial and post-colonial homes.  Cooking, sewing, cleaning and socializing was done here.

The main lawn followed by the rest of the grounds, which extend deep into the property.

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