headquarters is located at 2128 Leroy Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008; a
pleasant street with residences and some embassies and consulates nearby.
The neighbors are friendly and watch our building when we're not there.
Headquarters was purchased in April 1954 for $25000 during the presidency of
Elise C. Nielsen. President Nielsen was principally responsible for the
headquarters project; searching out real estate for sale and eventually
loaning the down payment money to AGSM in order to buy the Leroy Street
property. She was eventually repaid in September of 1955. The house was
formally owned by the nearby Episcopal church and used by the pastor as a
Keeping the property maintained is a constant activity. In
2005 we installed a new kitchen on the ground floor. In 2007 we installed
central air conditioning which is much appreciated by the moms when they
visit in the hot summer months.
The latest improvements were the rebuilding of the stained
glass windows and renovation of the front garden. There are some photos
of these 2 projects on the Renovations
If you're going to be in the area or staying at
Headquarters check out our
Map showing all you need to survive your visit and nearby locations
of particular interest to Gold Star Families.