Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
This was the residence of Clark Mills (1815-1883), a self-taught sculptor who pioneered in the casting of bronze statues. He was commissioned in 1848 to do an equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson. Mills built his own foundry and furnace to melt bronze cannons Jackson had captured in 1814, and on his sixth casting, achieved success. The statue, dedicated in 1853, is the first equestrian statue cast in the United States and remains the centerpiece of Washington's Lafayette Square.