Petworth News April 02, 2015 at 02:30PM

Here's a cool opportunity I want to share: Paul Dolinsky, an extremely knowledgable friend of mine, is participating in giving a tour of the historic Belmont Mansion in Dupont Circle. I'm very familiar with the mansion, and have toured it privately in the past. It's a really cool mansion, with some great hidden features and a great history.

If you have the chance to play tourist in your own city, take this tour.

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Join us as we take a in-depth historic journey through The Belmont Manison lead by Alma Bane, PGM the Right Worthy Grand Secretary of the Easternstar and Paul Dolinsky from the National Park Service. Then explore its roof restoration with Chuck Wagner from Wagner Roofing.

Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, the Beaux-Arts mansion was constructed between 1906 and 1909 as a winter home for Perry Belmont and his family. The residence was designed by French architect Ernest Sanson along with Horace Trumbauer, who served as supervising architect. The mansion served as the social center of Washington when the Belmont’s were in residence. In 1935, the building was sold to the General Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and is maintained and resided in by the acting Right Worthy Grand Secretary.

Inside the Belmont: April 11th, 10:00am to 1:00pm The Belmont Mansion International Headquarters for the Order of the Eastern Star 1618 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Metro Station: Dupont Circle

DCPL and APT Member: $15 Non Members: $25

Go to to register.

from Petworth News April 02, 2015 at 02:30PM

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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