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Sewall-Belmont House

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
144 Constitution Avenue, NE
National Register Number: 72001432
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum and Headquarters of National Woman's Party; www.sewallbelmont.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
From 1929, this house has served as headquarters of the National Woman's Party, founded by Alice Paul (1885-1977), the most significant figure in the final phase of the struggle for a Constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. Paul revivified the movement, employing dramatic techniques--White House demonstrations, hunger strikes, and relentless political pressure--to achieve victory just prior to the 1920 election.

Condition:
Currently, there are no threats to the landmark.

There has been no change since the last reporting period.


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