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

Francis Preston Blair

 
 
Francis Preston Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. Francis Preston Blair Marker
Inscription.
This plaque marks the home of
Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876)
Founder and Editor of
The Globe (1830-1845)
A newspaper which championed
Democratic causes and vigorous journalism
notably during the administration of
President Andrew Jackson
in whose "kitchen cabinet" Blair loyally served

marked by Sigma Delta Chi
Professional Journalistic Society
1969

 
Erected 1969 by Sigma Delta Chi Society.
 
Location. 38° 53.935′ N, 77° 2.316′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Jackson Place, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue. Click for map. Located in front of the Blair-Lee House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1653 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blair House (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (here, next to this marker); The Lee House (a few steps from this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (a few steps from this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House
(within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Renwick Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Preston Blair. Francis Blair and his two sons, Montgomery and Francis, Jr., were important political figures in the anti-bellum period. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Kitchen Cabinet. Jackson's use of unofficial advisers in the White House was a break from tradition. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
3. The Blair-Lee House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016.
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