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Dupont Circle is a neighborhood, a park and a traffic circle in Northwest Washington. Jazz clubs, the historic St. Mathews Cathedral, international embassys and charming row houses define the neighborhood.

The historic Patterson mansion built by famed architect Stanford White, and the row houses of the Striver’s Section are standouts in this pleasant community shaded by trees, and served by broad streets centered about the traffic circle. Within the circle is a park with a stunning fountain, ample seating, and permanent stone chessboards.

The Brookings Institution, the Center for Global Development and the first museum of modern art in the nation, the Phillips Collection, are all located here. Every June, the LGBT Pride Festival Parade takes place in Dupont Circle and the High Heel Race (also popular with the LGBT) community, draws thousands every October.

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