Really, it's a shame that this house is now a Chinese restaurant. If those walls could talk....wow! I might have dh take me to it (we live about 40 minutes from DC) just so I can go inside and see it. I'll be the owners of this place don't have clue the history of their business. I wonder why this place is not as known as being Mary Surrat's House like the one in Clinton, MD. In fact, this house (the Chinese Restaurant) is the house where Mary was when the union soliders came to her to take her into custody. And...I did not know that her son John was the one who conspired with John Wilkes Booth (well, it's believed it was him).
I also live about 40 minutes from Dr. Samuel Mudd's house. I have been there quite a few times, too. Dr. Mudd is buried in the cemetery of the church dh's great, great grandparents were married at.
Now I'm going to dig more into all this. History, especially when you live among it is so interesting!