Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Dupont Circle, once the center of the wealthy at the turn of the Twentieth Century, went through a period of decline in the 1950’s, the stately mansions being carved up into boarding houses, until it was reborn in the 1960’s as the center of DC counterculture.

It has now so heavily gentrified that the word hip and subversive have long since moved on to other neighborhoods to the east and north.

But nonetheless, the neighborhood boasts some fantastic architecture, including many mansions that have either been restored as embassies or have seen new life as the front of stores or restaurants.

Below is just a preview of the many amazing mansions that line the streets of the area.

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