Dupont Circle (or DuPont Circle) is a traffic circle, park, neighborhood and historic district in Northwest Washington, D.C. The Dupont Circle neighborhood is bounded approximately by 16th Street NW to the east, 22nd Street NW to the west, M Street NW to the south, and Florida Avenue NW to the north. Much of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, the local government Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B) and the Dupont Circle Historic District have slightly different boundaries.
|• Councilmember||Brooke Pinto|
Dupont Circle Historic District
|Location||Roughly bounded by Rhode Island Avenue, NW; M and N Sts., NW, on the south; Florida Avenue, NW, on the west; Swann St., NW, on the north; and the 16th Street Historic District on the east|
|Area||170 acres (69 ha)|
|Architect||Mead McKim & White; Carrere & Hastings|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Queen Anne, Romanesque|
|NRHP reference No.||78003056 (original)|
85000238 (increase 1)
05000539 (increase 2)
|Added to NRHP||July 21, 1978|
|Boundary increases||February 6, 1985|
June 10, 2005
The traffic circle is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue NW, Connecticut Avenue NW, New Hampshire Avenue NW, P Street NW, and 19th Street NW. The circle is named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont. The traffic circle contains the Dupont Circle Fountain in its center.