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National Hotel (Washington, D.C.)

National Hotel, sometime between 1909 and 1920

The National Hotel was a hotel in Washington, D.C. It was located on the northeastern corner of the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street NW. John Gadsby had it built in 1826. The hotel was sold to the city in 1929, and it was demolished in 1942.[1]

In 1857, there was an outbreak of a mysterious illness at the Hotel.[2]

During the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers met there.[3]


  1. ^ Kent (2009-05-07). "Lost Washington: National Hotel". Washington Kaleidoscope. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  2. ^ "The Washington Epidemic", New York Daily Times, March 23, 1857, pg. 2.
  3. ^ The National Hotel