Heurich House writes: Washington, D.C. hidden gem, the Heurich House Museum is one of the most intact Victorian houses in the country, and a Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1892-4 of poured concrete and reinforced steel by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (Hi-Rick), it is also the city’s first fireproof home. Heurich was Washington’s second largest landowner and the largest private employer in the nation’s capital. As the world’s oldest brewer, he ran the Christian Heurich Brewing Company until his death at 102. A visit to the “Brewmaster’s Castle” is a visit back in time to the late-19th century, when the Heurich family was in residence in Washington’s premiere residential neighborhood, Dupont Circle.