[Photo courtesy of Dupont Underground]
There has been a lot of buzz around the Patterson Mansion in the past year. First it roared onto the market at a whopping $26 million when the Washington Club put it up for sale. Then it went under contract in October, but the vision of turning the mansion into a boutique hotel was shot down by the Historic Preservation Review Board. Just last week, it went through the first round of approval for its conversion into 90 micro-units. So, this week, here's a look at the Mansion in 1924 when it was still being used as a home. Three years after this photo, owner Cissy Patterson invited aviator Charles Lindbergh and President Calvin Coolidge to stay at the mansion. However, one of the most interesting things about this shot is the relative scarcity of buildings around the Circle, compared to today.
· All Patterson Mansion Coverage [CDC]