Embassy Row Fun Facts
- Embassy Row was once the home of Al Gore, now The Fairfax.
- Original owner of the Hope Diamond Evalyn Walsh McLean, lived on Embassy Row. She would keep the infamous diamond at her home during the day, but had it transported to a safe deposit box each night.
- The Marble Fountain at DuPont Circle is a tribute to the art of ocean navigation. The three nude figures featured in the design represent the sea, the stars and the wind.
- Embassy Row is the home of the Woodrow Wilson House. It is the only presidential museum in Washington, D.C.
- Considered Washington's premier residential address in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Massachusetts Avenue became known for its numerous mansions and gained the nickname "Millionaires' Row".
- The Great Depression caused many to sell their homes on the high socialite stretch. The expansive old estates proved well-suited for use as embassies, and also as lodges of social clubs, giving Embassy Row its present name and identity.