Thursday, July 7, 2016

Exploring Washington: Embassy Row


This is part two in our blog series about life in the District of Columbia. Last week, we highlighted Think Tank Row and its proximity to campus. The week, we wanted to share a few interesting facts about Embassy Row, a historic stretch along Massachusetts Avenue in which numerous embassies and diplomatic missions are located.
  1. The District of Columbia is home to 177 diplomatic missions, 35 of which are located on Embassy Row.
  2. Embassy Row is 1.5 miles from campus, a 30 minute walk.
  3. SAIS' Bernstein-Offit building was formerly home to the Embassy of the German Democratic Republic.
  4. In the early 19th and 20th centuries, Embassy Row was known for its mansions, housing the city's social and political elites. Appropriately, the stretch between Scott's Circle and Sheridan Circle is nicknamed "Millionaire's Row."