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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Post Office

National Historic Landmark

 
 
General Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 7, 2010
1. General Post Office Marker
Inscription.
General Post Office
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1972

 
Erected 1972 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.825′ N, 77° 1.358′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on F Street, NW, east of 8th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The General Post Office Building occupies the entire block enclosed by 7th and 8th Streets; E and F Streets, NW. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln Walked Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Patent Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Church Terrell (within shouting distance
The General Post Office Building - Hotel Monaco image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 7, 2010
2. The General Post Office Building - Hotel Monaco
The marker is visible to the right of the hotel's main entrance staircase, below the lamp post.
of this marker); The Roots of Freedom and Equality (within shouting distance of this marker); The Daguerre Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Daguerre Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel F. B. Morse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Blodgett's Hotel" (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Regarding General Post Office. Built in two stages between 1839 to 1886.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Post Office (Washington, D. C.). (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Historic Hotels of America. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Tariff Commission Building; Hotel Monaco; architects: Robert Mills; Thomas U. Walter.
 
Categories. Government
 
General Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. General Post Office Marker
The Old Post Office Building is now the Hotel Monaco.
Hotel Monaco image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Hotel Monaco
Hotel Monaco <br>Formerly the General Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
5. Hotel Monaco
Formerly the General Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017.
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