French Ambassador’s Residence – 2221 Kalorama Road, N.W
French embassy resident was always on Kalomara. But the chancery was on Belmont road – until it moved to reservoir road. to stay true to the book I need picks of the Kalorama road and possibly the Belmont location if it is still
!! Need pick of Mrs. Pullman Mansion which is on 16th street and is still the Russian embassy offices to this day
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It was designed by Jules Henri de Sibour in 1910, the building is a combination of Tudor Revival and Jacobean Revival styles of architecture. It is designated as a contributing property to the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
The home was completed for the Lawrence family of Philadelphia in 1911, who owned a lead paint manufacturing company. In 1917 it was sold to the mining magnate John Hays Hammond. The French took ownership in 1936 and used it as the French ambassador’s residence since then. The Chancery was located nearby until the mid-1980’s, on Belmont Road.
It is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, Northwest, Washington, D.C., just north of Georgetown University. The embassy opened in 1984. With some 400 staffers, it is France‘s largest foreign embassy. The embassy represents the interests of France and French citizens in the United States and conducts the majority of diplomatic work on such interests within the U.S.
A full technical renovation has been executed from 2014 to 2015.
The Embassy of France sold a 0.58-acre lot adjoining the residence in 2017.
The embassy is headed by the French Ambassador to the United States, currently Gérard Araud. The French ambassador’s residence is located in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The building served as the French chancery from 1936–1985.
In addition to the standard diplomatic facilities, the compound has La Maison Française a cultural facility consisting of an auditorium, ballroom, and exhibition hall. Like many embassies, it regularly hosts events for the general public including concerts (e.g. baroque, classical, jazz, contemporary, pop and alternative music), cinéma, dance, exhibitions, lectures and that
see no evidence the embassy or the ambassador’s residence was on Belmont. It seems the amb