NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Sheridan/Kalorama, Female, LGBTQ

Edith Hamilton
(August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963)

2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Sheridan Circle neighborhood, DC.

A classicist and educator whose book Mythology (1942), remains in print after six decades, Hamilton lived in DC for her last twenty years, until her death in 1963.

Hamilton was head of the Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls for 26 years. After her retirement she lived in New York and DC, dedicating herself to writing. Her ten books of nonfiction include The Greek Way (1930), The Roman Way (1932), The Prophets of Israel (1936), The Great Age of Greek Literature (1943), and Witness to the Truth: Christ and His Interpreters (1949).


The Baltimore Literary Heritage Project