Newton D. Baker House

Newton D. Baker House, also known as Jacqueline Kennedy House, is a house built in 1794 in Washington, D.C.. It was home of Newton D. Baker, who was Secretary of War, during 1916-1920, while "he presided over America's mass mobilization of men and material in World War I.

After the assassination of president John F. Kennedy in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy purchased the house and lived here for about a year.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

The house has many architectural details including "a wide limestone stairway", "pink-painted lintels with keystones", "brick voussoirs", "Doric pilasters", and a "semi-elliptical fanlight".

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