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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
1. Alexander Graham Bell Marker
From the to floor of this building
was sent on June 3, 1880
over a beam of light to 1325 L Street,
the first wireless telephone message
in the history of the world.
The apparatus used in sending the message
was the photophone invented by
Alexander Graham Bell,
inventor of the telephone

This plaque was placed here by
Alexander Graham Bell Chapter
Telephone Pioneers of America
March 3, 1947
The Centennial of Dr. Bell's Birth

Erected 1947 by Alexander Graham Bell Chapter, Telephone Pioneers of America.
Location. 38° 54.136′ N, 77° 1.765′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street NW and K Street NW, on the right when traveling north on 13th Street NW. Click for map. Located on the Franklin School Building, next to Franklin Square. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Square - "Going into the country" (here, next to this marker); Asbury United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Barry Memorial (about 700 feet away); "The First of Patriots - The Best of Men" (about 700 feet away); Historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at Herald Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrison-Clark Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Chamberlin's (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
Franklin School Building Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
2. Franklin School Building
The plaque at the front of the building, to the left.

Also see . . .  "On the Production and Reproduction of Sound by Light". Presentation describing the photophone given by Dr. Bell to American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Boston, August 27, 1880 (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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