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A History of the $26 Million Patterson Mansion

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There's more to 15 Dupont Circle than its hefty price tag. We decided to take a closer look at the Patterson Mansion that the Washington Club put on the market back in March. They just announced the $26 million asking price, which is more than double the $12.6 million that the city had assessed as the mansion's worth. Then again, the house has quite the history. Read about its evolution after the jump.

1901: Architect Stanford White designed the elaborate mansion for Nellie Patterson, the daughter of Chicago Tribune editor Joseph Medill.

1927: Nellie's daughter (and future Washington Times-Herald editor) Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson loaned the home to President Calvin Coolidge when the White House was being renovated. During that time, Charles Lindbergh stayed there after his transatlantic voyage.

1948: Patterson left the house to the American Red Cross in her will.

1951: The Washington Club, a women's social group, purchased the building from the Red Cross.

1972: The National Register of Historic Places added this home to their register.
· DC's Stanford White-Designed Patterson Mansion Asks $26M [Curbed National]
· Presidential Digs [CDC]
· Washington Club Puts Historic Patterson Mansion on the market for $26 Million [WBJ]
· Washington Club Puts Historic Patterson Mansion on the Market [WaPo]
· Dupont Circle's Washington Club Mansion For Sale [Borderstan]
· Washington Club [Wikipedia]
· Cissy Patterson [Wikipedia]
· 15 Dupont Circle [TTR Sotheby's]

The Patterson Mansion

1645 31ST STREET NW, Washington, D.C.