Walsh-McLean House

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Washington, DC , USA
Street 2020 Massachusetts Ave
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The Walsh-McLean House houses the Indonesian embassy. Gold-mining magnate Thomas Walsh commissioned the home in 1903, when it was said to be the costliest house in the city (not surprising, considering the gold-flecked marble pillars). To honor his fortune, Walsh embedded in the foundation a gold nugget, which has never been found.