- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 13, 2003

Everyone knows the sites of the capital's more recent infamous trysts from the White House to the home at 517 Sixth St. SE where former Sen. Gary Hart wooed Donna Rice. But most have forgotten the stories of old amours and true loves. Follow that trail here.
1. 3322 O St. NW. The home of Baron Alexandre de Bodisco and Harriet Beall Williams. The house is now a private residence.
2. 31st and R streets NW. Here a lovers' lane marks the division between Montrose Park and Dumbarton Oaks.
3. 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The Anderson House is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission free. 202/785-2040.
4. 2340 S St. NW. The Woodrow Wilson House is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Admission. 202/387-4062.
5. 2618 30th St. NW. The house on this site preserves the arches of the Clover and Henry Adams' house as part of the main and garage entrances.
6. 16th and H streets NW. The site of Clover and Henry Adams' house, now the Hay-Adams Hotel.7. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The Willard Hotel. 202/628-9100.
8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. The Folger Shakespeare Library, built by Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger to reflect their shared passion for collecting. Today it is home to books, manuscripts and paintings, theater, concerts and poetry readings. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission free. 202/544-6200.
9. 1801 E St. SE. Congressional Cemetery was a favorite trysting spot of Teresa Sickles and Philip Barton Key. Open during daylight hours.
10. 1411 W St. SE. Cedar Hill is the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. It was here that Douglass wooed second wife Helen Pitts with his masterful violin playing. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission free. 202/426-5961.
Lisa Rauschart

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