Street:  Nicholson
Construct. Period:  1750-1774
Frame Material:  Wood
Roof:  Gambrel
Dormer Style:  Gable Dormer
Approx. Date:  1757
History:  The house was probably built between 1752 and 1759 on a lot owned by surgeon James Carter, who sold the property to Colonel John Tayloe in 1759.
Structure:  This is a nearly square house with an entrance and wide hallway at the right end of the house and two rooms deep on the left. The staircase is in the hallway. The house takes full advantage of the multiple slopes of the gambrel roof, allowing for rooms in the second half-story and in the narrower attic.
Chimneys:  The house has an interior chimney on the left edge of the house and between the two rooms, providing fireplaces arranged diagonally on the corners of the rooms.