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Belgian Residence

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The Belgian Residence in Washington, D.C. was built in 1931 and was purchased by the Belgian Government in l945.

This is the only known house to stand on this parcel of Foxhall Road. Hundreds of years ago the Algonquin Indians of the Powhatan Confederacy used to fish the Potomac from these lands. During the Civil War this plot was part of a ring of forts built on the Potomac. Known as “Battery Parrott”, it had two guns and was listed as one of the Civil War defenses of Washington, DC. Civil War buffs have identified the berm, just below the mansion’s back terrace, as the artillery emplacement.



 

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