The Peabody Room at the Georgetown Public Library

  • 3260 R St NW
  • Telephone: 202-727-0233
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The Georgetown Branch Library, a DC Public Library, is located in the Book Hill Neighborhood of Georgetown. It features the prominent Peabody Room, Named after 19th-century financier and philanthropist George Peabody (1795-1869), the Peabody Room houses historical and current materials related to the history, culture and economy of Georgetown. Found here are house histories (for most individual Georgetown addresses), subject vertical files, photographs, maps, neighborhood microfilmed newspapers, paintings, engravings and artifacts that document various aspects of Georgetown life. For additional information, contact Jerry A. McCoy at 202-727-0233 or

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