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embassy.org: Yesterday's Trivia Question of the Day

Which foreign embassy in Washington D.C. was originally constructed as a mansion for a mining millionaire?

The answer is:

The Indonesian Embassy, on Massachusetts Avenue just off Dupont Circle, was originally constructed as a mansion for Thomas F. Walsh, who arrived in the U.S. from Ireland as a penniless immigrant, and who made millions in gold mining. (read more about this historic building.)