NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, NW Quadrant, West of Rock Creek, Georgetown, Architecturally Significant, Female, Jewish, Journalists, Major Literary Awardees

Katherine Graham
(June 16, 1917 - July 17, 2001)

Beall-Washington House, 2920 R St. NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC.

Graham is the author of a memoir, Personal History, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. After her husband's suicide, she became publisher of the Washington Post for over two decades, during the time the newspaper's most influential period, when they published the Pentagon Papers and broke the Watergate story that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Graham was named a World Press Freedom Hero by the International Press Institute in 2000, and was given a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2002.


Year: 1784
This mansion was originally built by a descendant of Ninian Beall, the original owner of the land that became Georgetown, and her husband, who was George Washington’s great nephew. The architect is unknown.


White-Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place, NW, Adams Morgan neighborhood, DC. Listed on the Register of Historic Places.

Architect: James Russell Pope. Year: 1912.
This mansion was built for Ambassador Henry White. It was purchased by Eugene Meyer, the father of Katherine Graham, in 1934, one year after he bought the Washington Post at a bankruptcy auction from Ned McLean (husband of Evalyn Walsh McLean). The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Since 1987, the property has been owned by Meridian House International.