Pullman House

Russian Ambassador's Residence, Pullman House, 1125 16th Street NW, Washington DC

Russian Ambassador’s Residence, Pullman House, 1125 16th Street NW, Washington DC

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Pullman House

The Pullman House was built in 1910 for Mrs George Pullman, the wife of the the sleeping car pioneer. This magnificent French Beaux-Arts style mansion seems to have been designed to make passers-by notice the building. The huge mansard roof with its arch-topped dormer windows in the large lower slope is certainly different from anything surrounding it.

It is said that Mrs. Pullman never actually inhabited the property. It was briefly occupied by Frank Orren Lowden whilst he finished his second term as a U.S. Representative from Illinois which finished at the end of 1911. In 1913 the Pullman House was sold to the Russian government.

The building served as the Embassy of Russia (and the Soviet Union) until 1994. Since then it has been used as the official residence of the Russian Ambassador.

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Pullman House
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Pullman House
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The Pullman House was built in 1910 for Mrs George Pullman, the wife of the the sleeping car pioneer. It is now the property of the Russian federation.
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