National Headquarters, Our Home Away from Home.
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. headquarters is located at:
2128 Leroy Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008
A pleasant residential street with embassies and consulates nearby. Our neighbors are friendly and watch the house when we are not there.
Headquarters was purchased in April 1954 for $25,000 during the presidency of Elise C. Nielsen. President Nielsen was principally responsible for the headquarters project; searching out real estate and loaning the down payment to AGSM, Inc. to purchase the Leroy Street property. She was repaid in September of 1955. The house was formerly owned by the nearby Episcopal church and used by the pastor as a residence.
Keeping the property maintained is an ongoing activity. In 2005 a new kitchen was installed on the ground floor. In 2007 central air conditioning was installed, which is appreciated by moms visiting in the hot summer months. In 2016 and 2017 the hardwood floors were refinished on the first floor and the carpet was replaced on the second and third floors. In 2019 the office was upgraded, and new furniture installed.
Updates are underway at Headquarters in early 2021 including plumbing repairs including a tankless water heater, butler's pantry updates, additional kitchen storage, new countertops, bathroom repairs and more... A HUGE Thank You goes out to the amazing Veterans from Helmets to Hardhats who have worked so hard on every project!