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Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Headquarters, American Red Cross
 
National Headquarters American Red Cross Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
1. National Headquarters American Red Cross Marker
 
Inscription. National Headquarters American Red Cross has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 23, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.
 
Erected 1965 by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.696′ N, 77° 2.4′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 17th Street, NW, on the right. Click for map. Marker is at the building's main entrance, off the driveway from 17th Street between D and E Streets, NW. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 17th Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Continental Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); NSDAR Founders Memorial (about 500 feet away); Constitution Hall (about 600 feet away); First Division War Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Octagon (about 600 feet away); Gen. John A. Rawlins Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
 
National Headquarters American Red Cross Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
2. National Headquarters American Red Cross
constructed 1915-1917 (marker visible to right of center door).
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Red Cross National Headquarters. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. ARC Museum. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Jane Arminda Delano. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Disaster Relief, Nursing, Jane Delano, Armenian Earthquake Memorial.
 
Armenian Earthquake Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
3. Armenian Earthquake Memorial
"To the American people from a grateful Armenian people - earthquake assistance, December 7, 1982" This statue, by sculptor F. Sogoyan, stands on the lawn north of the headquarters building.
 
 
The Red Cross Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
4. The Red Cross Memorial
"In honor and memory of the men and women of the American Red Cross who have given their lives in the service of mankind."
(This statue, by Felix De Weldon, is in the garden behind the headquarters building.)
 
 
Jane A. Delano Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
5. Jane A. Delano Memorial
(Front of base): To Jane A. Delano and 296 nurses who died in the war, 1914-1918.
(Left side of figure): Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night nor for the arrow flieth by day.
(Right side of figure):Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness nor for the destruction that waseth at noonday.
The sculpture, by R. Tait McKenzie and dedicated in 1934, is in the garden behind headquarters building.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,209 times since then. Last updated on December 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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