A visit to the diplomatic mission of Indonesia in Washington D.C., in the building of the owner of the Hope diamond – the prototype of one of the motifs of the film “Titanic”.

Publication date: May 29, 2024

As part of the events accompanying the annual conference of the international section of the largest legal organization in America, ABA, lawyers of Kiełtyka Gładkowski KG LEGAL, together with other lawyers participating in the conference, were hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador in Washington D.C.

The topic of the meeting was the exchange of key information regarding investment opportunities in Indonesia, including in the novel food industry and tourism.

In addition to the fact that the event was a unique opportunity to establish new contacts, the uniqueness of the event venue – the embassy building – is also noteworthy.

The building is also known as the Walsh-McLean House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a contributing property to the Massachusetts Avenue Historic District as well as the Dupont Circle Historic District. This 50-room mansion, designed by architect Henry Andersen, was built between 1901 and 1903 by Irish-born Thomas F. Walsh for his daughter Evalyn. Construction cost $853,000 (approximately $20 million in 2008 dollars). Evalyn eventually married Edward McLean, whose family owned The Washington Post. Edward was negotiating to buy his wife the Hope Diamond in the house’s closet-room. She was the last private owner of the famous gem.