• Old Stone House

    The Old Stone House

    District of Columbia

The Old Stone House

As the nation's capital, Washington, DC is known primarily as a city of grand memorials to national leaders and significant events. But aren't the lives of DC's "regular" citizens and "regular" buildings significant too? The oldest building in DC, Old Stone House commemorates the daily lives of Georgetown's early residents. The house serves as a great example of Revolutionary War-era architecture.

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Woodworker

At least two men laid the flooring for the second floor of the house. One of the carpenters was right-handed, while the other was left-handed. Evidence for this is seen in the tool marks left by the craftsmen on the underside of the floor.