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Sewall-Belmont House, 144 Constitution Avenue, Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Sewall-Belmont House, 144 Constitution Avenue, Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



Since March 2016, the house is the site of the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument.
Significance: The Sewall-Belmont House, built ca. 1800 for Robert Sewall in the newly formed city of Washington, has been home to the National Women's Party since 1929. Sewall's brick federal-period town house, with its center-hall Georgian plan, is one of the oldest standing residences on Capitol Hill, and includes a kitchen wing that predates the main structure...As the only extant structure associated with the National Woman's Party, the Sewall-Belmont House continues to serve as an active headquarters, as well as museum and research library. In 1974, it was designated a National Historic Landmark for its historical connections to Alice Paul and the woman's movement.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N670
Survey number: HABS DC-821
Building/structure dates: ca. 1799- ca. 1800 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1820 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1929 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1879 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72001432

In 1913 Woman suffrage procession organized by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and led by Inez Milholland marched through Washington, D.C. In 1917 Suffragettes organized the "Silent Sentinels" first protest outside The White House, in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party. Alice Paul served a 7-month jail sentence for protesting women's rights in Washington.





Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Sewall, Robert
National Woman's Party
Woman's Party Corporation
Belmont, Alva
Gallatin, Albert
Paul, Alice
Harbaugh, Leonard
Daingerfield, Susan
Daingerfield, Ellen
Dale, Porter
Herbert, J G
Walls, Norris S
Rector, Kenyon Hayden
McCandless, Madeleine
RK Ferguson, Incorporated
Webster, Daniel
Price, Virginia B, transmitter


Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.89232, -77.00377
Google Map of 38.8923156, -77.0037675


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