Profile for Decatur House, District of Columbia, DC
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1610 H St. N.W.
Home of Commodore Stephen Decatur, suppressor of the Barbary pirates. The first private residence on Lafayette Square, it was built in 1818-1819. Decatur occupied it only shortly, dying in the house on the evening of March 22, 1820, after a fatal duel with Commodore James Barron
The house also includes preserved slave quarters
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