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Petersen House Front Parlor after 1959 Restoration

Historic American Buildings Survey, National Park Servicecirca 1959

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre
Washington, D.C., United States

The Petersen House underwent three renovations between 1932 and 1959. Initially five women’s patriotic organizations modeled their plans on examples of Civil War-era middle-class homes. The Department of Interior intervened in 1944-1945 and 1958-1959 to make the house more historically accurate.

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