Philippine Ambassador’s Residence In The United States

NHCP Photo Collection, 2022
NHCP Photo Collection, 2022

NHCP Photo Collection, 2022
Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Category: Buildings/Structures
Type: House
Status: Level II - Historical marker
Marker date: 13 June 2022
Installed by: National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)
Marker text:
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES

BUILT BY WILLIAM P. LIPSCOMB AS RESIDENCE OF GENERAL CHARLES AND EMMA FITZHUGH FOLLOWING THE DESIGN OF WOOD, DONN & DEMING FIRM, 1904. SERVED AS TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF CZECHOSLOVAKIAN LEGATION, 1928-1929. PURCHASED BY REPRESENTATIVE FREDERICK AND ALMA BRITTEN, 1941; BECAME A PROPERTY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE TIME OF AMBASSADOR JOAQUIN M. ELIZALDE AND DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE, 1949. RENOVATED BY AMBASSADOR CARLOS P. ROMULO FOLLOWING THE DESIGN OF ARCHITECT VICTOR TEOTICO AND ADDED A FILIPINIANA ROOM, 1953. IN THIS ROOM, PRESIDENT CARLOS P. GARCIA OF THE PHILIPPINES AND PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER OF THE UNITED STATES SIGNED A COMMUNIQUÉ AFFIRMING THE TWO COUNTRIES’ BILATERAL RELATIONS, JUNE 1958.