Japanese Embassy, 2516 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Significance: This building, in the Georgian manner, was designed as an embassy. It exemplifies the last stage of Beaux-Arts influence in Washington and is one of the few full-scale, formal estates in the city. The estate includes the house and its dependencies (with a tea house, two chancery buildings, and recreational facilities). Located in Square 2500, Los 851, 852, and 852 (formerly Lots 8-16 and 35-43); and Lots 871, 873, and 874, the landscaping complements Rock Creek Park.
Survey number: HABS DC-264
Building/structure dates: 1931 Initial Construction