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Alexander Hamilton Memorial

 
 
The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2010
1. The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Marker
- note the gilt-lettered inscription, barely visible on the pedestal.
Inscription.
[ on the front (south face) of pedestal :]

Alexander Hamilton
1757-1804
First Secretary of the Treasury
Soldier, Orator, Statesman
Champion of Constitutional Union, Representative Government and National Integrity


[ on the reverse (north face) of pedestal :]

He smote the rock of the national resources and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the public credit and it sprang upon its feet.

 
Erected 1923.
 
Location. 38° 53.799′ N, 77° 2.058′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Alexander Hamilton Place, NW, west of 15th Street, NW. Click for map. The memorial statue is on the plaza outside the south entrance to the Treasury Department Building. It is visible beyond security fences at a distance from 15th Street and from the park surrounding the W. T. Sherman Monument, but it is not directly accessible to the public. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20500, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The United States Treasury (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Edgar J. Helms (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Extra Mile
Alexander Hamilton Statue by James Earl Fraser - viewed from 15th Street Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2010
2. Alexander Hamilton Statue by James Earl Fraser - viewed from 15th Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hotel Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); William Tecumseh Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Hamilton. A very detailed Wikipedia article on Alexander Hamilton along with several photos. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. James Earle Fraser, Sculptor. A Wikipedia article on James E. Fraser (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Hamilton: First Secretary of the Treasury. A U.S. Treasury website article on Alexander Hamilton and the artist of the portrait that is displayed. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

4. Alexander Hamilton on the Subject of Slavery. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Department of the Treasury; Federalist; James Earle Fraser.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The U.S. Treasury Building and the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2010
3. The U.S. Treasury Building and the Alexander Hamilton Memorial
looking north from near the William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial.
Alexander Hamilton Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
4. Alexander Hamilton
Statue by James Earle Fraser, 1922
The Treasury Building<br>South Front Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
5. The Treasury Building
South Front
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,267 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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