Embassy of Ukraine in Washington

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Embassy of Ukraine in Washington

The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine to the United States. The embassy is located at 3350 M Street NW, in the heart of Georgetown's commercial district.

The embassy also operates Consulates-General in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. The ambassador is Olexander Motsyk.

Building

The embassy occupies Forrest-Marbury House, originally built in 1788 and housed General Uriah Forrest. Forrest was one of the leaders in the effort to establish the American capital in the area. On March 29, 1791, he hosted George Washington and other dignitaries in a dinner that marked the agreement in principle to establish the new capital. In 1800 the house was purchased by William Marbury, a prominent ally of President John Adams, best known for his role in Marbury v. Madison. The house remained the home of the Marbury family until 1891 when the changing character of the neighbourhood led John Marbury Jr. to turn it into a commercial property.

For many decades it served as the home to a wide array of businesses. Its last commercial role was as the home to a night club named Desperados. In 1986 the building was bought by a developer, refurbished, and restored to its original condition. On December 31, 1992 the building was purchased by newly-independent Ukraine to house its embassy.

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