Monday, August 24, 2009

Columbia Heights history: the David White House

Browsing Wikipedia the other day, I stumbled upon the David White House, which is a National Historic Landmark at 1459 Girard. Kind of interesting, never knew about this.

White was a famous geologist and former chief geologist of the US Geological Survey who lived in the house for 15 years, from 1910 to 1925. The Park Service site says he was a "leading expert on the origin and evolution of oil distribution basic to the petroleum industry."

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Here's more on White and on the house from the Park Service.

Photo by AgnosticPreachersKid

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