Clara Barton National Historic Site -Glen Echo MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
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Quick Description: The Clara Barton National Historic Site is significant as the home of Clara Barton from 1897 to 1912, with special emphasis on the years 1897-1904 when it was also executive headquarters of the American Red Cross.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2022 10:55:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM16FWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form

Clara Barton National Historic Site
Inventory No.: M: 35-25
Other Name(s): Clara Barton House
Date Listed: 10/15/1966
Location: 5801 Oxford Road , Glen Echo, Montgomery County
Category: Building
Period/Date of Construction: 1889, 1897
NHL Date: 1/12/1965

Significance: The Clara Barton National Historic Site is significant as the home of Clara Barton from 1897 to 1912, with special emphasis on the years 1897-1904 when it was also executive headquarters of the American Red Cross. Miss Barton's personal direction of its 1897 remodeling made the house uniquely hers in design as well as occupancy. Its architectural significance is best defined by photographic and written documents of the period and by the survival, sometimes concealed by later finishes, of much of the environment described by the documents. Areas such as the basement and the front apartment on the second floor are minimally described by documents and have undergone irreversible modification since Miss Barton's death in 1912. They are or will be adaptively used for those modern support functions required to administer and maintain the house as a museum. Similarly, first and second floor rooms on the long sides of the house and opening of the lightwell will continue in non-historic uses with minimal architectural change; the documentary record of these spaces is too meager to support accurate restoration.
Street address:
5801 Oxford Road ,
Glen Echo, MD United States
20812


County / Borough / Parish: Montgomery County

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic,Health Care

Current function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture, Work In Progress

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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