Blodget's Union Public Hotel


Blodget's Union Public Hotel (AKA Blodget's Lottery Hotel or Grand Hotel, the name is sometimes spelled with two T’s), was also the site of the first General Post Office of the United States. It was located on the corner of 8th and E Streets NW. The White House was originally to have had three stories like the hotel, which was the largest public building in Washington to survive the fires of the War of 1812. The proeprty was designed by James Hoban.

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