History of Harbour Square

Harbor Square features modern architecture that melds seamlessly with eighteenth century row houses listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Since the 1960s, this gracious blend of historic and modern aesthetics has attracted numerous prominent Washingtonians to call Harbour Square home. Harbour Square’s most noted early residents were Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his wife Muriel who moved here in October 1966. According to news reports, during the 1968 presidential campaign Humphrey told friends that, if elected, he and his wife had no intention of moving out of Harbour Square to live in the White House.