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Mary Henderson and the Making of Meridian Hill: A Lecture by Kim Prothro Williams:

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library
3160 16th St NW
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
6:30pm – 8:00pm | FREE!

Architectural Historian Kimberly Prothro Williams will speak about the development of the Meridian Hill neighborhood, as the brainchild of Mrs. Mary F. Henderson and her husband, Senator John Henderson. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing for several decades, the indefatigable Mrs. Henderson campaigned for and financed the construction of the areas grand mansions and foreign legations, transforming the area from a rugged and under-developed post-Civil War settlement into an impressive gateway to the nations capital.

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