Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)

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Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.wikipedia
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Georgetown University

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Georgetown is home to the main campus of Georgetown University and numerous other landmarks, such as the Volta Bureau and the Old Stone House, the oldest unchanged building in Washington.
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise ten undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar.

Volta Laboratory and Bureau

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Georgetown is home to the main campus of Georgetown University and numerous other landmarks, such as the Volta Bureau and the Old Stone House, the oldest unchanged building in Washington.
The Volta Laboratory (also known as the "Alexander Graham Bell Laboratory", the "Bell Carriage House" and the "Bell Laboratory") and the Volta Bureau were created in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. by Alexander Graham Bell.

Washington Harbour

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The Washington Harbour waterfront restaurants are located at K Street, between 30th and 31st Streets.
The southern edge of the development borders the Potomac River on the Georgetown waterfront.

List of diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C.

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The embassies of Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are located in Georgetown.

Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

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Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.

Georgetown Park

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The primary commercial corridors of Georgetown are the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, which contain high-end shops, bars, restaurants, and the Georgetown Park enclosed shopping mall.
Georgetown Park is a mixed use shopping mall and condominium complex in the Georgetown historic district of Washington, D.C. The Shops at Georgetown Park are located at 3222 M Street, NW.

Potomac River

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Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.
The Patowmack Canal was intended by George Washington to connect the Tidewater region near Georgetown with Cumberland, Maryland.

Georgetown street renaming

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A separate act passed in 1895 specifically repealed Georgetown's remaining local ordinances and renamed Georgetown's streets to conform with those in the City of Washington.
The Georgetown street renaming occurred as a result of an 1895 act of the United States Congress that ended even the nominal independence of Georgetown from Washington, D.C. The Act required, inter alia, that the street names in Georgetown be changed to conform to the street-naming system in use in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. However, the old street names were shown on maps as late as 1899.

K Street (Washington, D.C.)

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The Washington Harbour waterfront restaurants are located at K Street, between 30th and 31st Streets.
In political discourse, "K Street" has become a metonym for Washington's lobbying industry since many lobbying firms were traditionally located on the section in Northwest Washington which passes from Georgetown through a portion of downtown D.C. Since the late 1980s, however, many of the largest lobbying firms have moved out;, only one of the top-20 lobbying firms has a K Street address.

Old Stone House (Washington, D.C.)

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Georgetown is home to the main campus of Georgetown University and numerous other landmarks, such as the Volta Bureau and the Old Stone House, the oldest unchanged building in Washington.
Built in 1765, Old Stone House is located at 3051 M Street, Northwest in the Georgetown neighborhood.

M Street

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The primary commercial corridors of Georgetown are the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, which contain high-end shops, bars, restaurants, and the Georgetown Park enclosed shopping mall. The Forrest-Marbury House on M Street is currently the embassy of Ukraine.
In Northwest Washington, M Street is a major street downtown and the main east-west street in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Embassy of Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

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The embassies of Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are located in Georgetown.
The embassy is located at 3350 M Street NW, in the heart of Georgetown's commercial district.

Northwest (Washington, D.C.)

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Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.

Farmers and Mechanics Bank (Georgetown)

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Banks in Georgetown included the Farmers and Mechanics Bank, which was established in 1814.
The Farmers and Mechanics Bank is a historic building in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Constructed between 1921 and 1922, the bank was first the headquarters of the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank.

Stephen Bloomer Balch

Stephen Bloomer Balch established a Presbyterian Church in 1784.
The Reverend Stephen Bloomer Balch (April 5, 1747 – September 7, 1833) was a Presbyterian minister and educator in Georgetown, which is now part of Washington, D.C..

Embassy of Venezuela, Washington, D.C.

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The embassies of Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are located in Georgetown.
The embassy is located at 1099 30th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Forrest-Marbury House

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The Forrest-Marbury House on M Street is currently the embassy of Ukraine.
The Forrest-Marbury House, located at 3350 M Street NW in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and is not far from the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Potomac River.

City Tavern Club

Of these taverns, only the City Tavern remains today, as a private social club (the City Tavern Club) located near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street.
The City Tavern Club is a private club in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C., United States.

House of Sweden

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The embassies of Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are located in Georgetown.
The building is located at 2900 K Street N.W. in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Washington and Georgetown Railroad

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In 1862, the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company began a horsecar line running along M Street in Georgetown and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, easing travel between the two cities.
The Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company was the first streetcar company to operate in Washington, D.C. It was incorporated and started operations in 1862, using horse-drawn cars on tracks between Georgetown and the Navy Yard.

Arlington County, Virginia

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After the establishment of the federal capital, Georgetown became an independent municipal government within the District of Columbia, along with the City of Washington, the City of Alexandria, and the newly created County of Washington and County of Alexandria (now Arlington County, Virginia).
When Congress arrived in the new capital, they passed the Organic Act of 1801 to officially organize the District of Columbia and placed the entire federal territory, including the cities of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, under the exclusive control of Congress.

Alexandria, Virginia

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After the establishment of the federal capital, Georgetown became an independent municipal government within the District of Columbia, along with the City of Washington, the City of Alexandria, and the newly created County of Washington and County of Alexandria (now Arlington County, Virginia).
As competition grew with the port of Georgetown and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal fostered development on the north side of the Potomac River, the city's economy stagnated; at the same time, residents had lost any representation in Congress and the right to vote, and were disappointed with the negligible economic benefit (on the Alexandria side) of being part of the national capital.

Halcyon House

He ultimately owned Halcyon House at the corner of 34th and Prospect Streets.
Halcyon House is a Federal-style home in Washington, D.C. Located in the heart of Georgetown, the house was built beginning in 1787 by the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert.

Benjamin Stoddert

A key figure in the land deals was a local merchant named Benjamin Stoddert, who arrived in Georgetown in 1783.
In 1783, Stoddert established a tobacco export business in Georgetown, with business partners Uriah Forrest and John Murdock.

United States Commission of Fine Arts

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The law required that the United States Commission of Fine Arts be consulted on any alteration, demolition, or building construction within the historic district.
The Old Georgetown Board has design review authority over all semipublic and private structures within the boundaries the Georgetown Historic District.